hot flash

noun

Definition of hot flash

: a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usually associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance

called also hot flush

Examples of hot flash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other practical steps, like switching from hot to cold drinks and dressing in light layers, might help lessen the odds of a hot flash. Kells Mcphillips, Fortune, 20 May 2022 She’s built for it; it’s not too long to tap out her endurance and not too short to be a hot flash of sprint. Lori Nickel, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2022 Designed as a swim shirt with quick-drying fabric, the relaxed fit is ideal for hot summer days (or when a hot flash strikes). Rachel Weber, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2021 That’s Marie, at the onset of menopause, experiencing a wordy hot flash. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 2 Sep. 2021 Cold sweats can even be a sign of hormonal changes, like going through a hot flash during menopause or having your hormone levels readjust after a pregnancy, Dr. Boling says. Korin Miller, Health.com, 20 Nov. 2020 What the former first lady was going through in that moment is an event that many others who have endured menopausal symptoms are all too familiar with: a hot flash. Allyson Chiu, Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2020 During their discussion, the former first lady shared a story about having a hot flash while on Marine One before an event with President Barack Obama. Sean Neumann, PEOPLE.com, 12 Aug. 2020 In short, a night sweat is a hot flash that comes on at night and disrupts your sleep. Maria Del Russo, Woman's Day, 18 June 2020 See More

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot flash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20flash. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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hot flash

noun

Medical Definition of hot flash

: a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usually associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance

called also hot flush

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