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

  • n. See sunstroke.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. sunstroke

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sunstroke.
  • n. The act of exposing to a sun bath. [Obs.] Cf. insolation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sunstroke; coup de soleil.
  • n. Exposure to the sun for medical purposes; a sun-bath; insolation. Also called heliotherapy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat

Etymologies

Latin sīriāsis, from Greek seiriasis, from seiriān, to be hot, from Seirios, Sirius; see Sirius.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, from Ancient Greek, from the Dog Star, properly, scorching. (Wiktionary)

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