heliotherapy vs insolation what difference

what is difference between heliotherapy and insolation

English

Etymology

helio- +‎ therapy

Noun

heliotherapy (countable and uncountable, plural heliotherapies)

  1. Any medical therapy by exposure to light.

Derived terms

  • heliotherapeutic

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from French insolation, from Latin insolatio (a setting or placing in the sun)

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪnsoʊˈleɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

insolation (usually uncountable, plural insolations)

  1. The incident radiant energy emitted by the sun which reaches a unit area over a period of time, typically measured over a horizontal area at the Earth’s surface or at the top of Earth’s atmosphere.
  2. The rate of delivery of such radiation.
  3. The act or process of exposing to the rays of the sun, such as for the purpose of medical treatment, drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
  4. (medicine, dated) sunstroke.

Synonyms

  • (exposure as medical treatment): sunbath

Translations

See also

  • insolation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

French

Etymology

From Latin īnsōlātiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.sɔ.la.sjɔ̃/

Noun

insolation f (plural insolations)

  1. sunstroke, insolation (heatstroke caused by an excessive exposure to the sun’s rays)

Further reading

  • “insolation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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