hypothermia

noun
hy·​po·​ther·​mia | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈthər-mē-ə How to pronounce hypothermia (audio) \

Definition of hypothermia

: subnormal temperature of the body

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Other Words from hypothermia

hypothermic \ ˌhī-​pō-​ˈthər-​mik How to pronounce hypothermic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hypothermia in a Sentence

She fell into the cold water and nearly died from hypothermia.
Recent Examples on the Web Seven people were pulled from the cold water and treated for minor injuries, mainly hypothermia, Necklaus said. Ryan W. Miller And Donna Thornton, USA TODAY, "What we know about Alabama dock fire: Four of eight who died were children," 28 Jan. 2020 He was described by doctors as severely and chronically malnourished, dehydrated, suffering from acute respiratory distress, shock, hypothermia, hypothyroid and close to death. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Lawsuit filed in horrific Shelby County abuse case of adoptive son kept in basement," 27 Dec. 2019 The girl was being treated for possible hypothermia, the report said. Fox News, "California dad dies after trying to rescue daughter, 10: report," 26 Dec. 2019 In addition to the drowning death, 20 patients were sent to the hospital due to heart attacks, hypothermia, and a variety of orthopedic and head injuries. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "What you need to know before signing up for a Tough Mudder or Spartan race," 19 Nov. 2019 Richardson and her 7-year-old son were taken to a local hospital, suffering from hypothermia. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "Ky. Mom Whose Toddler Drowned After She Drove onto Flooded Bridge Is Charged with Murder," 6 Dec. 2019 Woo said the protesters needed supplies and medical help, while some of those sleeping outside had already been evacuated after suffering from hypothermia. Washington Post, "Hong Kong moves to center stage of U.S.-China showdown," 21 Nov. 2019 Troopers believe 26-year-old Jarred Allen died from hypothermia. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Soldotna man missing on hike near Chena Hot Springs found dead," 6 Nov. 2019 He was described by doctors as severely and chronically malnourished, dehydrated, suffering from acute respiratory distress, shock, hypothermia, hypothyroid and close to death. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Lawsuit filed in horrific Shelby County abuse case of adoptive son kept in basement," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hypothermia

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypothermia

New Latin

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The first known use of hypothermia was circa 1886

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12 Feb 2020

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“Hypothermia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypothermia. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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hypothermia

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of hypothermia

medical : a condition in which the temperature of your body is very low

hypothermia

noun
hy·​po·​ther·​mia | \ -ˈthər-mē-ə How to pronounce hypothermia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypothermia

: subnormal temperature of the body hypothermia, defined as temperature under 36.6°CEmergency Medicine

Other Words from hypothermia

hypothermic \ -​mik How to pronounce hypothermic (audio) \ adjective

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