from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Heat stroke caused by exposure to the sun and characterized by a rise in temperature, convulsions, and coma. Also called insolation, siriasis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Heatstroke caused by an excessive exposure to the sun's rays.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any affection produced by the action of the sun on some part of the body; especially, a sudden prostration of the physical powers, with symptoms resembling those of apoplexy, occasioned by exposure to excessive heat, and often terminating fatally; coup de soleil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Acute prostration from excessive heat of weather.
- n. Same as folletage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
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