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heat rash

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noun
  1. prickly heat.

Origin of heat rash

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for heat rash

Historical Examples

  • Muriel has been bitten all over by mosquitoes, and Mabelle has also suffered from heat-rash.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'

    Annie Allnut Brassey


British Dictionary definitions for heat rash

heat rash

noun
  1. a nontechnical name for miliaria
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heat rash in Medicine

heat rash

n.
  1. An inflammatory skin condition caused by obstruction of the ducts of the sweat glands, resulting from exposure to high heat and humidity and characterized by the eruption of small, red papules accompanied by an itching or prickling sensation.miliaria miliaria rubra prickly heat strophulus tropical lichen
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