from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sudden brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin and experienced by some women during menopause.
  • n. Slang A brief important piece of news or other information.

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  • n. A sudden, but brief, sensation of heat over the entire body; a common symptom of the menopause.

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  • n. sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)


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