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hot flash

a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause.
Also called hot flush.
Origin of hot flash
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Its presence in the blood is the cause of the sudden dilatation of the blood-vessels that is known as the "hot flash."

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • The hot flash passes in a moment, if not prolonged by emotion or if not converted into a habit by attention.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • The marvellous blue was returning, a hue of fascination; not the hot flash of the diamond, but the frozen light of the iceberg.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • I felt the stifling smell of sulphur—a hot flash—a quick stroke from some invisible hand—and I sank senseless to the earth!

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
hot flash in Medicine

hot flash n.
A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin and experienced by some menopausal women. Also called hot flush.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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