- a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause.
Origin of hot flash
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called hot flush.
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- 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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