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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The term sunstroke is applied to affections occasioned not exclusively by exposure to the sun's rays, as the word signifies, but by the action of great heat combined generally with humid atmosphere.
Unless action is taken to reduce the core body temperature of the patient to the normal 98. 6º F the current fever at a temperature of 100. 1º F (1. 5º F above) will continue to rise to where the patient reaches 104º F (5. 4º F above normal) resulting in the condition more commonly know as sunstroke or heat stroke.
If a young lady has sunstroke, that is a matter of no significance to the universe.
Yes! and there are a great many more that belong to the tropics; as there is such a thing as sunstroke, which is, perhaps, as dangerous as the cramping cold from the icebergs of the north.
Heat stroke, sometimes called sunstroke, is the most serious heat-related illness.
As a rule people have no word for expressing a thing which does not come within their own range of experience; for instance, no one would expect that Arabs, or Somalis, or the inhabitants of the Sahara would have any equivalent for either skating or tobogganing, nor do I imagine that the Eskimo have any expression for "sunstroke" or
The cold of winter rarely reaches 10° (Fahrenheit) and sunstroke which is so common and fatal in many of the Northern States during the summer is almost unknown here.
I need to have reason to know all of the symptoms of sunstroke, which I had memorized by the time I was twelve.
“Music for you makes sense,” Fancy was saying, longing for a heat rash or sunstroke so that she would have a reason not to go to Cherry Glade.
It was just sunstroke and animal bones and the wind.