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heat cramp

a cramp or muscular spasm caused by loss of water and salt following prolonged exertion in hot weather.
Origin of heat cramp
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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heat cramps pl.n.
Painful muscle spasms following hard work in intense heat, caused by loss of salt and water from profuse sweating.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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