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noun
a condition characterized by faintness, rapid pulse, nausea, profuse sweating, cool skin, and collapse, caused by prolonged exposure to heat accompanied by loss of adequate fluid and salt from the body.
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Also called heat prostration.

Origin of heat exhaustion

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for heat exhaustion

heat exhaustion

noun
a condition resulting from exposure to intense heat, characterized by dizziness, abdominal cramp, and prostrationAlso called: heat prostration Compare heatstroke
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Medical definitions for heat exhaustion

heat exhaustion

n.
A condition caused by exposure to heat, marked by prostration, weakness, and collapse, resulting from unrecognized or unavoidable dehydration.heat prostration
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