heat exhaustion

noun
a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
Syn: ↑heat prostration
Hypernyms: ↑heatstroke, ↑heat hyperpyrexia

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noun
: a condition characterized by faintness or fainting, palpitation, nausea, vomiting, headache, and profuse sweating and resulting from physical exertion in a hot environment — called also heat prostration; compare heatstroke

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a condition characterized by faintness, rapid pulse, nausea, profuse sweating, cool skin, and collapse, caused by prolonged exposure to heat accompanied by loss of adequate fluid and salt from the body. Also called heat prostration.
[1935-40]

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heat exhaustion noun
A condition caused by exposure to intense heat, characterized by dizziness, fatigue and abdominal pain
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Main Entry:heat

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heat exhaustion UK US noun [uncountable]
the feeling of being extremely tired and weak that you get when you do too much physical activity in hot conditions
Thesaurus: specific medical conditionshyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditionssynonym

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heat exhaustion,
a condition caused by excessive exposure to heat and characterized by a cold, clammy skin and general symptoms of shock; heat prostration.

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noun [noncount]
medical : a condition that happens when someone is too active in extremely hot conditions and that causes a person to sweat and feel very weak, dizzy, etc. called also (chiefly US) heat prostration — compare heatstroke

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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