heat exhaustion

noun

Definition of heat exhaustion

  1. :  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

First Known Use of heat exhaustion

1861


HEAT EXHAUSTION Defined for English Language Learners

heat exhaustion

noun

Definition of heat exhaustion for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition that happens when someone is too active in extremely hot conditions and that causes a person to sweat and feel very weak, dizzy, etc.


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heat exhaustion

noun

Medical Definition of heat exhaustion

  1. :  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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