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sunburn

play
verb sun·burn \-ˌbərn\

Definition of sunburn

sunburned

play \-ˌbərnd\ or

sunburnt

play \-ˌbərnt\

sunburning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to burn or discolor by the sun

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become sunburned



Origin and Etymology of sunburn

back-formation from sunburned, from sun + burned


First Known Use: 1530


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sunburn

noun sun·burn

Simple Definition of sunburn

  • : a condition in which your skin becomes sore and red from too much sunlight

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sunburn

  1. :  inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation especially from sunlight

Examples of sunburn in a sentence

  1. He has a bad sunburn.

  2. Use sunscreen to prevent sunburn.



1652

First Known Use of sunburn

1652


SUNBURN Defined for Kids

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sunburn

play
noun sun·burn \ˈsən-ˌbərn\

Definition of sunburn for Students

  1. :  a sore red state of the skin caused by too much sunlight




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sunburn

play
verb sun·burn

Definition of sunburn for Students

sunburned

\-ˌbərnd\ or

sunburnt

\-ˌbərnt\

sunburning

  1. :  to burn or discolor by exposure to the sun




Medical Dictionary

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sunburn

play
transitive verb sun·burn \-ˌbərn\

Medical Definition of sunburn

sunburned

\-ˌbərnd\play or

sunburnt

\-ˌbərnt\play ;

sunburning

  1. :  to affect with sunburn <sunburned skin>




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sunburn

noun sun·burn

Medical Definition of sunburn

  1. :  inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation especially from sunlight—called also erythema solare




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