sunstroke


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sun·stroke

 (sŭn′strōk′)
n.
Heat stroke caused by exposure to the sun and characterized by a rise in temperature, convulsions, and coma. Also called insolation, siriasis.

sunstroke

(ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk)
n
(Pathology) heatstroke caused by prolonged exposure to intensely hot sunlight

sun•stroke

(ˈsʌnˌstroʊk)

n.
a sometimes fatal condition caused by overexposure to the sun's rays, marked by prostration with or without fever, convulsion, and coma.
[1850–55]
sun′struck`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sunstroke - sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heatsunstroke - sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
heat hyperpyrexia, heatstroke - collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
Translations
ضَرْبَةُ شَمْسضَرْبَة شَمْس
úžeh
solstik
auringonpistos
sunčanica
napszúrás
sólstingur
日射病
일사병
úpal
sončarica
solsting
โรคแพ้แสงแดดจัด
sự say nắng

sunstroke

[ˈsʌnstrəʊk] Ninsolación f
to get or catch sunstrokecoger or agarrar una insolación
to have sunstroketener una insolación

sunstroke

[ˈsʌnstrəʊk] ninsolation f, coup m de soleil
to get sunstroke → attraper une insolation

sunstroke

[ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk] ncolpo di sole, insolazione f

sun

(san) noun
1. the round body in the sky that gives light and heat to the earth. The Sun is nearly 150 million kilometres away from the Earth.
2. any of the fixed stars. Do other suns have planets revolving round them?
3. light and heat from the sun; sunshine. We sat in the sun; In Britain they don't get enough sun; The sun has faded the curtains.
verbpast tense, past participle sunned
to expose (oneself) to the sun's rays. He's sunning himself in the garden.
ˈsunless adjective
without sun, or lacking sunlight. a sunless room.
ˈsunny adjective
1. filled with sunshine. sunny weather.
2. cheerful and happy. The child has a sunny nature.
ˈsunniness noun
ˈsunbathe verb
to lie or sit in the sun, especially wearing few clothes, in order to get a suntan.
ˈsunbeam noun
a ray of the sun.
ˈsunburn noun
the brown or red colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun's rays.
ˈsunburned, ˈsunburnt adjective
sunburnt faces.
ˈsundial noun
a device, usually in a garden, for telling time from the shadow of a rod or plate on its surface cast by the sun.
ˈsundown noun
(especially American) sunset.
ˈsunflower noun
a type of large yellow flower with petals like rays of the sun, from whose seeds we get oil.
ˈsunglasses noun plural
glasses of dark-coloured glass or plastic to protect the eyes in bright sunlight.
ˈsunlight noun
the light of the sun. The cat was sitting in a patch of sunlight.
ˈsunlit adjective
lighted up by the sun. a sunlit room.
ˈsunrise noun
the rising of the sun in the morning, or the time of this.
ˈsunset noun
the setting of the sun, or the time of this. the red glow of the sunset.
ˈsunshade noun
a type of umbrella for sheltering a person from the sun; a parasol.
ˈsunshine noun
1. the light of the sun. The children were playing in the sunshine.
2. cheerfulness or happiness.
ˈsunstroke noun
a serious illness caused by being in very hot sunshine for too long.
ˈsuntan noun
a brown colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun. I'm trying to get a suntan.
catch the sun
to become sunburnt.
under the sun
in the whole world. I'm sure that he must have visited every country under the sun.

sunstroke

ضَرْبَةُ شَمْس úžeh solstik Sonnenstich ηλίαση insolación auringonpistos insolation sunčanica insolazione 日射病 일사병 zonnesteek solstikk porażenie słoneczne insolação солнечный удар solsting โรคแพ้แสงแดดจัด güneş çarpması sự say nắng 中暑

sun·stroke

, sun stroke
n. insolación.

sunstroke

n insolación f
References in classic literature ?
Soon after the Island episode, Mac had a sunstroke, and was very ill for some time.
This sunstroke, you know, is what upset you, and your brain needs rest, the doctor says."
Conversations were concerning sunstroke; while butter-making, and still more butter-keeping, was a despair.
It evidently wanted to go on, and prognosticate drought, and water famine, and sunstroke, and simooms, and such things, but the peg prevented it, and it had to be content with pointing to the mere commonplace "very dry."
In the third he got his last step as lieutenant-colonel, and, getting that, got also a sunstroke, and came home to England.
Later came midsummer, with the stifling heat, when the dingy killing beds of Durham's became a very purgatory; one time, in a single day, three men fell dead from sunstroke. All day long the rivers of hot blood poured forth, until, with the sun beating down, and the air motionless, the stench was enough to knock a man over; all the old smells of a generation would be drawn out by this heat--for there was never any washing of the walls and rafters and pillars, and they were caked with the filth of a lifetime.
He had seen his fellow elephants die of cold and epilepsy and starvation and sunstroke up at a place called Ali Musjid, ten years later; and afterward he had been sent down thousands of miles south to haul and pile big balks of teak in the timberyards at Moulmein.
"That poor young one," said Laurent, "had a sort of sunstroke when he heard that Jesuit of a Dutocq had got here before him."
The presidency said the umbrellas will protect the pilgrims against scorching heat and immune them against sunstroke and heat exhaustion.
Statistics released by NHS Digital show that roughly 40 people in the North West were admitted to hospital between the start of April and end of August last year for heatstroke or sunstroke.
HOT weather puts people outside at risk of dehydration, sunburn and sunstroke. During the winter many people help rough sleepers, but it is often forgotten that the summer can be an equally brutal time for people on the streets.
The program of the four-day camp, held in cooperation with the Civil Defense Directorate, includes practical applications in first aid such as suffocation, fractures, burns, evacuation and landing methods, sunstroke, CPR, how to deal with gas leakage and how to use manual fire cylinders.