- a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases convulsions and coma
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heat•stroke /ˈhitˌstroʊk/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- 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.
heat•stroke (hēt′strōk′),USA pronunciation n.
- 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
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heatstroke /ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk/ n
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