sunstroke

noun sun·stroke \ -ˌstrōk \

Definition of sunstroke

: heatstroke caused by direct exposure to the sun; broadly : heatstroke

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First Known Use of sunstroke

1829


SUNSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners

sunstroke

noun

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

sunstroke

noun sun·stroke \ ˈsən-ˌstrōk \

Definition of sunstroke for Students

: an illness that is marked by high fever and weakness and is caused by exposure to too much sun

Medical Dictionary

sunstroke

noun sun·stroke \ -ˌstrōk \

medical Definition of sunstroke

: heatstroke caused by direct exposure to the sun; broadly : heatstroke


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