Definition of hypothermia
: subnormal temperature of the body
hypothermicplay \ˌhī-pō-ˈthər-mik\ adjective
Examples of hypothermia in a Sentence
She fell into the cold water and nearly died from hypothermia.
Recent Examples of hypothermia from the Web
Four other relatives — a husband, wife and their two children — were rescued by helicopter and treated for hypothermia at a hospital before being released.
A Racine County man who was rescued by water patrol from Lake Michigan on Sunday morning was sent to the hospital for a potential case of hypothermia.
Attempting to cross from Catalina Island to the mainland in 1999, a 20-mile test, Cleveland — suffering from hypothermia — was pulled out of the water after six hours.
The local Atlantic Ocean temperatures are cold, but not so much that swimming without a wetsuit puts runners at an elevated risk of hypothermia.
Park officials say the client whom Conant attempted to save was rescued by other guides in the group and was treated for hypothermia at a park clinic.
A search-and-rescue team found her just before midnight Monday and brought her back to trailhead, where she was treated for mild hypothermia, the sheriff’s office said.
The percentage of babies with hypothermia decreased from 29 percent to 14 percent after baths were delayed, Buss said.
In the end, Richards summited, but Ballinger (who was suffering from hypothermia) had to turn around.
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Origin and Etymology of hypothermia
First Known Use: circa 1886See Words from the same year
HYPOTHERMIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypothermia for English Language Learners
medical : a condition in which the temperature of your body is very low
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