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sunstroke

[ suhn-strohk ]
/ ˈsʌnˌstroʊk /
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noun Pathology.
a sudden and sometimes fatal affection due to exposure to the sun's rays or to excessive heat, marked by prostration with or without fever, convulsion, and coma.
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Origin of sunstroke

First recorded in 1850–55; sun + stroke1
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British Dictionary definitions for sunstroke

sunstroke
/ (ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk) /

noun
heatstroke caused by prolonged exposure to intensely hot sunlight
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Medical definitions for sunstroke

sunstroke

n.
Heatstroke that results from undue exposure to the sun's rays and is marked by prostration and collapse, but not by fever.
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