insolation

noun
in·so·la·tion | \ ˌin-(ˌ)sō-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of insolation 

1 : exposure to the sun's rays

2 : sunstroke

3a : solar radiation that has been received

b : the rate of delivery of direct solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface broadly : that relating to total solar radiation

First Known Use of insolation

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for insolation

French or Latin; French, from Latin insolation-, insolatio, from insolare to expose to the sun, from in- + sol sun — more at solar

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insolation

noun
in·so·la·tion | \ ˌin(t)-(ˌ)sō-ˈlā-shən, in-ˌsō- \

Medical Definition of insolation 

1 : exposure to the rays of the sun

2 : sunstroke

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