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heatstroke

[ heet-strohk ]
/ ˈhitˌstroʊk /
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noun
a disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanisms of the body caused by overexposure to excessive heat, resulting in fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse, sometimes progressing to delirium and coma.
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Origin of heatstroke

First recorded in 1870–75; heat + stroke1
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British Dictionary definitions for heatstroke

heatstroke
/ (ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk) /

noun
a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases convulsions and comaSee sunstroke
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