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

  • n. A severe condition caused by impairment of the body's temperature-regulating abilities, resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive heat and characterized by cessation of sweating, severe headache, high fever, hot dry skin, and in serious cases collapse and coma.

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  • n. illness caused by overheating the human body


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