Definition of hypothermia in English:


Syllabification: hy·po·ther·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈTHərmēə


  • The condition of having an abnormally low body temperature, typically one that is dangerously low.
    More example sentences
    • Whether it was the beginnings of altitude sickness, hypothermia, or simply fatigue I have no idea.
    • It is when body energy is exhausted that hypothermia becomes potentially life-threatening.
    • The winter could bring hypothermia, pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.



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  • The dynamic modulus of elasticity decreased in a linear fashion over 60 days of hypothermic storage.
  • A victim who is not breathing should not be assumed to be dead: a hypothermic person does not need to breathe very much.
  • Improvements in the surgical procedure including reducing the hypothermic circulatory arrest time may improve outcome.


late 19th century: from hypo- 'below' + Greek thermē 'heat'.

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