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sunstroke

[ suhn-strohk ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. 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.


sunstroke

/ ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk /

noun

  1. heatstroke caused by prolonged exposure to intensely hot sunlight


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sunstroke1

First recorded in 1850–55; sun + stroke 1

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Example Sentences

I got drunk, sunstroke, and dysentery,” laughs Robert, “but I also got the girl.

The hospitals were already full of soldiers suffering as much from sunstroke as from wounds received in battle.

At first I thought the unfortunate man was suffering from sunstroke, and that in course of time he would regain his reason.

Conversations were concerning sunstroke; while butter-making, and still more butter-keeping, was a despair.

The social investigators told us that alcohol taken into the system at such a time would cause sunstroke.

The sight of these gentlemen had the effect of a sunstroke upon him; he went raving mad on the spot.

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