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noun

a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause.

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Origin of hot flash

First recorded in 1905–10
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Medical definitions for hot flash

hot flash
[ hŏt ]

n.

A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin and experienced by some menopausal women.hot flush
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