heat exhaustion

noun

: a condition marked by weakness, nausea, dizziness, and profuse sweating that results from physical exertion in a hot environment

called also heat prostration

compare heatstroke

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These extremes can easily lead to heat exhaustion for those without protection, and ongoing exposure to dangerous heat days can lead to chronic illnesses, say the authors. Aryn Baker, Time, 23 Nov. 2022 Every displaced person is battling hunger, heat exhaustion, dehydration, and gastrointestinal issues. Hamna Zubair, Vogue, 17 Oct. 2022 This weekend, at least three people were rescued off of local hiking trails due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2022 But Carlos Santana passed out during a show near Detroit July 5 due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 8 Aug. 2022 Manager Michael Vrionis said that shows in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas and Texas were being delayed so that Santana could recuperate fully from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 9 July 2022 Santana, 74, collapsed onstage at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., on Tuesday due to heat exhaustion and dehydration, according to his publicist. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 9 July 2022 Carlos Santana collapsed during a show Tuesday night in Michigan due to heat exhaustion and dehydration, his manager said. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 6 July 2022 Carlos Santana was hospitalized after suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration during his concert in Michigan Tuesday night. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 6 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heat exhaustion was in 1861

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“Heat exhaustion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20exhaustion. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

heat exhaustion

noun

: a condition marked by weakness, nausea, dizziness, and much sweating that results from physical exertion in a hot environment

called also heat prostration

compare heat stroke

Medical Definition

heat exhaustion

noun

: a condition characterized by faintness or fainting, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, headache, and profuse sweating and resulting from physical exertion in a hot environment

called also heat prostration

compare heatstroke

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