insolation


in·so·la·tion

noun \ˌin-(ˌ)sō-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of INSOLATION

1
:  exposure to the sun's rays
2
:  sunstroke
3
a :  solar radiation that has been received
b :  the rate of delivery of direct solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface; broadly :  that relating to total solar radiation

Origin of INSOLATION

French or Latin; French, from Latin insolation-, insolatio, from insolare to expose to the sun, from in- + sol sun — more at solar
First Known Use: 1617

in·so·la·tion

noun \ˌin(t)-(ˌ)sō-ˈlā-shən, in-ˌsō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSOLATION

1
: exposure to the rays of the sun

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