Dictionary.com

heatstroke

[ heet-strohk ]
/ ˈhitˌstroʊk /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of heatstroke

First recorded in 1870–75; heat + stroke1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use heatstroke in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK