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sunstroke

Line breaks: sun|stroke
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnstrəʊk
 
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Definition of sunstroke in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Heatstroke brought about by excessive exposure to the sun.
Example sentences
  • He extracted teeth, stitched gashes, advised on pneumonia and sunstroke, set broken limbs, used the lancet and the thermometer.
  • As the blazing sun beats down on them, weary Confederates are ‘nauseated and dizzy from sunstroke and heat exhaustion’, unable to bear the sweltering heat and humidity of Pennsylvania.
  • You sure you don't have sunstroke or something?

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