from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See sunstroke.
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- 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
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)