heat prostration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heat prostration a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
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Usage

In literature:

The day before the one set for their departure was intensely warm and oppressive, and everybody was almost prostrated by the heat.
"His Heart's Queen" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
When the boat reached Busra, scores of men were prostrate on the deck from heat-stroke and exhaustion.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
Another column recorded last night's heat and gave the list of deaths and prostrations in the city.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Compare it with heat prostration, and note the marked differences.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
And a case of heat prostration.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
SUNSTROKE (PROSTRATION FROM HEAT).
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The operators throughout the country seemed to suffer from heat prostration, and Malone was hardly inclined to blame them.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Distinguish between heat stroke and heat prostration, and tell what treatment should be given in each case.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
The disappointment and reaction after the high excitement, co-operating with the fatigue and heat, prostrated all my strength.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
Several cases of heat prostration have occurred among the workmen.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
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