heatstroke

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhiːtstrəʊk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhitˌstroʊk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hētstrōk′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
heat•stroke /ˈhitˌstroʊk/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Pathologya disturbance of the body's ability to control its temperature, caused by overexposure to too much heat, resulting in headache, fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
heat•stroke  (hētstrōk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Pathologya disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanisms of the body caused by overexposure to excessive heat, resulting in fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse, sometimes progressing to delirium and coma.
  • heat + stroke1 1870–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
heatstroke /ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk/ n
  1. a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases convulsions and coma
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