[syn: heliotherapy, insolation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Insolation \In`so*la"tion\, n. [L. insolatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process to exposing to the rays of the sun for
the purpose of drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc.,
or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
(a) A sunstroke.
(b) Exposure of a patient to the sun's rays; a sun bath.
3. (Meteorology) The amount of sunlight impinging on the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive
heat [syn: sunstroke, insolation, thermic fever,
2: incident solar radiation
3: therapeutic exposure to sunlight [syn: heliotherapy,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "insolation":
air-drying, anhydration, calefaction, calenture, cooking,
coup de soleil, dehumidification, dehydration, desiccation,
dielectric heating, drainage, drying, drying up, electric heating,
electronic heating, evaporation, furnace heating, gas heating,
heat exchange, heat prostration, heating, hot-air heating,
increase of temperature, induction heating, mummification,
oil heating, panel heating, radiant heating, recalescence,
steam heating, sunstroke, superheating, tepefaction, thermic fever,
torrefaction, warming, withering