Definition of hypothermia in English:

hypothermia

noun

  • [mass noun] The condition of having an abnormally (typically dangerously) low body temperature.

    ‘she was suffering from hypothermia’
    • ‘Whether it was the beginnings of altitude sickness, hypothermia, or simply fatigue I have no idea.’
    • ‘The couple had succumbed to a combination of infection and hypothermia.’
    • ‘The winter could bring hypothermia, pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.’
    • ‘As with heatstroke, hypothermia and frostbite victims should always be given medical help.’
    • ‘It is when body energy is exhausted that hypothermia becomes potentially life-threatening.’
    frostbite, cold, hypothermia
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Origin

Late 19th century: from hypo- ‘below’ + Greek thermē heat.

Pronunciation:

hypothermia

/ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈθəːmɪə/