a cramp or muscular spasm caused by loss of water and salt following prolonged exertion in hot weather.
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- heat barrier,
- heat capacity,
- heat cramps,
- heat death,
- heat devil,
- heat dome,
- heat engine
Origin of heat cramp
First recorded in 1935–40
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Painful muscle spasms following hard work in intense heat, caused by loss of salt and water from profuse sweating.
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