heatstroke

[heet-strohk]
noun
  1. 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.

Origin of heatstroke

First recorded in 1870–75; heat + stroke1
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heatstroke

noun
  1. 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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