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hypothermia

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hypothermiahy‧po‧ther‧mi‧a /ˌhaɪpəʊˈθɜːmiə $ -poʊˈθɜːr-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MIa serious medical condition caused by extreme cold
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hypothermiaThe survivors were all being treated for hypothermia after being picked up by helicopters and coastguards.At first the police treated his death as suspicious, but a postmortem has now revealed he died from hypothermia.Health Most families, especially the young and old, were always at risk from hypothermia in the winter.Detectives working on the case are working on the theory that they died of hypothermia or suffocation or a combination of both.No way do you feel the urge to cut and run before suffering the onslaught of hypothermia.All six were taken to hospital suffering hypothermia.Many of the birds are being hydrated with electrolytes via a catheter and kept warm on heating pads to treat hypothermia.Indeed, according to his son Robert, Taylor paid a lasting price for his brush with hypothermia.
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