Definition of hypothermia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːrm//
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a medical condition in which the body temperature is much lower than normal Elderly people may die of hypothermia if they cannot afford to heat their homes. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from hypo- ‘below’ + Greek thermē ‘heat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hypothermia