Definition of heatstroke in English:

heatstroke

Line breaks: heat|stroke
Pronunciation: /ˈhiːtstrəʊk
 
/

noun

[mass 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.
    More 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.

More definitions of heatstroke

Definition of heatstroke in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little