sunstroke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sunstroke sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sunstroke (Med) Any affection produced by the action of the sun on some part of the body; especially, a sudden prostration of the physical powers, with symptoms resembling those of apoplexy, occasioned by exposure to excessive heat, and often terminating fatally; coup de soleil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sunstroke Acute prostration from excessive heat of weather. Two forms may be distinguished—one of sudden collapse without pyrexia (heat-exhaustion), the other with very marked pyrexia (thermic fever: see fever). The same effects may be produced by heat which is not of solar origin.
    • n sunstroke Same as folletage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sunstroke a nervous disease, from exposure to the sun
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.

Usage

In literature:

Many of our men fell with sunstroke.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
It is remarkable that none, or very few, cases of sunstroke occur.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Despite all opposition, Blaine might have won the nomination had not a sunstroke raised a question as to his physical availability.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
But the nights are cool and sunstroke is unknown.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
I reckon they just naturally run themselves into a sunstroke and died on the road.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Leaves in the hat will do much to prevent sunstroke.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
One of the bedroom stewards got a touch of sunstroke this morning, and suffered a good deal.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
When a man of my temperament gets a good square sunstroke he's liable to do almost anything.
"Law and Laughter" by George Alexander Morton
A sunstroke during his earlier manhood also played its part in the final break-down.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
Some of them fell by the way with sunstroke.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
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In poetry:

and every February, every "last autumn",
you write far from the threshing harvesters
folding wheat like a girl plaiting her hair,
far from Russia's canals quivering with sunstroke,
a man living with English in one room.
"Forest Of Europe" by Derek Walcott

In news:

UPDATE 1-Golf-McIlroy ignores sunstroke to move into three-way tie.
McIlroy ignores sunstroke to move into three-way tie.
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