hot flash


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for hot flash

hot flash
[ hŏt ]


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 flush
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