verb sun·burn \-ˌbərn\
sun·burned\-ˌbərnd\ or sun·burnt\-ˌbərnt\sun·burn·ing

Definition of SUNBURN

transitive verb
:  to burn or discolor by the sun
intransitive verb
:  to become sunburned

Origin of SUNBURN

back-formation from sunburned, from sun + burned
First Known Use: 1530



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

Full Definition of SUNBURN

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

Examples of SUNBURN

  1. He has a bad sunburn.
  2. Use sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

First Known Use of SUNBURN

SUNBURNING Defined for Kids


noun sun·burn \ˈsən-ˌbərn\

Definition of SUNBURN for Kids

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


sun·burned \-ˌbərnd\ or sun·burnt \-ˌbərnt\sun·burn·ing

Definition of SUNBURN for Kids

:  to burn or discolor by exposure to the sun


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