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INSOLATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does insolation mean? 

INSOLATION (noun)
  The noun INSOLATION has 3 senses:

1. sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
2. incident solar radiation
3. therapeutic exposure to sunlight

  Familiarity information: INSOLATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSOLATION (noun)


Sense 1insolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

insolation; siriasis; sunstroke; thermic fever

Hypernyms ("insolation" is a kind of...):

heat hyperpyrexia; heatstroke (collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat)


Sense 2insolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incident solar radiation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("insolation" is a kind of...):

solar radiation (radiation from the sun)


Sense 3insolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Therapeutic exposure to sunlight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

heliotherapy; insolation

Hypernyms ("insolation" is a kind of...):

therapy ((medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.))


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