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sunburn

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verb sun·burn \-ˌbərn\

Definition of sunburn

sun·burnedplay \-ˌbərnd\ or sun·burntplay \-ˌbərnt\sun·burn·ing

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become sunburned



Origin 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

Full Definition of sunburn

  1. :  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.



1652

First Known Use of sunburn

1652


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