hot flash

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of hot flash

1907


HOT FLASH Defined for English Language Learners

hot flash

noun

Definition of hot flash for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden brief hot feeling experienced especially by women during menopause


Medical Dictionary

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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