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Meaning of SUNSTROKE

Pronunciation:  'sun`strowk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
 

SUNSTROKE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: insolation, siriasis, thermic fever
 
 See Also: heat hyperpyrexia, heatstroke

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sun"stroke`\, n. (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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