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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insolation mean? 

  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 


Sense 1insolation [BACK TO TOP]


Sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


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]


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]


Therapeutic exposure to sunlight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


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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