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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insolation  \In`so*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  insolatio:  cf  F. 
  insolation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  to  exposing  to  the  rays  of  the  sun  fro 
  the  purpose  of  drying  or  maturing,  as  fruits,  drugs,  etc., 
  or  of  rendering  acid,  as  vinegar. 
 
  2.  (Med.) 
  a  A  sunstroke. 
  b  Exposure  of  a  patient  to  the  sun's  rays;  a  sun  bath. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insolation 
  n  :  sudden  prostration  due  to  exposure  to  the  sun  or  excessive 
  heat  [syn:  {sunstroke},  {thermic  fever},  {siriasis}] 




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