insolation

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

Definition of insolation

  1. 1 :  exposure to the sun's rays

  2. 2 :  sunstroke

  3. 3 a :  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

Origin and Etymology of insolation

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


First Known Use: 1617


Medical Dictionary

insolation

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

Medical Definition of insolation

  1. 1:  exposure to the rays of the sun

  2. 2:  sunstroke


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