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hypothermia

noun [U]     /ˌhaɪ.pəˈθɜː.mi.ə/ US  /-poʊˈθɝː-/
a serious medical condition in which a person's body temperature falls below the usual level as a result of being in severe cold for a long time : In this current cold spell , many old people are dying needlessly of hypothermia.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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