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a. The act or an instance of exposing to sunlight.
b. Therapeutic exposure to sunlight.
2. See sunstroke.
a. The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.
b. The rate of delivery of solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface.
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1. (Physical Geography) the quantity of solar radiation falling upon a body or planet, esp per unit area
2. (General Physics) exposure to the sun's rays
3. (Pathology) a former name for sunstroke
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in•so•la•tion1(ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən)
1. exposure to the sun's rays, esp. as a process of treatment.
[1605–15; < Latin insōlātiō]
in•so•la•tion2(ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən)
solar radiation received at the earth's surface.
[1950–55; in(coming)sol(ar radi)ation]
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The solar radiation that strikes the Earth or another planet.
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|Noun||1.||insolation - sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat|
|2.||insolation - incident solar radiation|
solar radiation - radiation from the sun
|3.||insolation - therapeutic exposure to sunlight |
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
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