Definition of sunstroke
: heatstroke caused by direct exposure to the sun; broadly : heatstroke
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Deaths attributed to exposure to excessive natural heat -- underlying or contributing cause or both -- are assigned a specific code, and deaths attributed to heatstroke or sunstroke as the contributing cause are given a different code.
There were lots of other threats, too, from getting sunstroke to being kicked by a camel.
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First Known Use of sunstroke
SUNSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sunstroke for English Language Learners
medical : a serious condition that happens when someone has been in the sun too long and that causes a person to stop sweating, have a very high body temperature, and become exhausted or unconscious
SUNSTROKE Defined for Kids
Definition of sunstroke for Students
: an illness that is marked by high fever and weakness and is caused by exposure to too much sun
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