Definition of heatstroke in English:

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heatstroke

Pronunciation: /ˈhētˌstrōk/

noun

A condition marked by fever and often by unconsciousness, caused by failure of the body’s temperature-regulating mechanism when exposed to excessively high temperatures.
Example sentences
  • Worse, you may risk such dangerous conditions as heatstroke (dangerously high body temperature) and heart failure.
  • This is a comprehensive source of information that helps surfers diagnose ailments, from altitude sickness to heatstroke, advises on first aid and discusses issues such as exercise programmes.
  • Failure to arrest the process during heat exhaustion could lead to the more deadly condition of heatstroke.

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Syllabification: heat·stroke

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