hot flash
noun Date: 1910 a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usually associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance — called also hot flush

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  • Hot flash — Hot flashes (also known as hot flushes, or night sweats if they happen at night) are a symptom of the changing hormone levels that are considered to be characteristic of menopause.[1] Contents 1 Presentation 2 Types of hot flashes …   Wikipedia

  • hot flash — hot flashes N COUNT A hot flash is the same as a hot flush. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • hot flash — n a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usu. associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance called also hot flush …   Medical dictionary

  • hot flash — noun count often plural AMERICAN the feeling of suddenly being very hot that a woman may have during MENOPAUSE (=when her body stops producing eggs) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hot flash — hot′ flash′ n. phl pat a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause. Also called hot′ flush′ • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • hot flash — n. the sensation of a wave of heat passing over the body, often experienced by women during menopause …   English World dictionary

  • hot flash — noun sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders) • Syn: ↑flush • Hypernyms: ↑symptom * * * noun or hot flush : a sudden usually brief sensation of heat and reddening of the skin accompanying sudden… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot flash — a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause. Also called hot flush. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot flash — noun A sudden, but brief, sensation of heat over the entire body; a common symptom of the menopause. See Also: hot flush, night sweats …   Wiktionary

  • hot flash — sudden sensation of heat, sudden feeling of being hot …   English contemporary dictionary

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