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heat exhaustion

n.
A condition caused by exposure to heat, resulting in the depletion of body fluids and causing weakness, dizziness, nausea, and often collapse. The condition can be alleviated by rest and the administration of fluids and electrolytes to compensate for those lost through excessive sweating. Also called heat prostration.
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heat exhaustion

n
(Pathology) a condition resulting from exposure to intense heat, characterized by dizziness, abdominal cramp, and prostration. Also called: heat prostration Compare heatstroke
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heat′ exhaus`tion


n.
a condition brought on by intense or prolonged exposure to heat, characterized by profuse sweating with loss of fluids and salts, pale and damp skin, rapid pulse, nausea, and dizziness, progressing to collapse. Compare heatstroke.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.heat exhaustion - a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
heat hyperpyrexia, heatstroke - collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
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