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sunscreen

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noun sun·screen \-ˌskrēn\

Simple Definition of sunscreen

  • : a lotion that you put on your skin to prevent sunburn by blocking out some of the sun's rays

Full Definition of sunscreen

  1. 1 :  a screen to protect against sun

  2. 2 :  a preparation (as a lotion) applied to the skin to prevent sunburn (as by chemically absorbing ultraviolet radiation); also :  its active ingredient (as benzophenone) — compare sunblock

sun·screen·ing adjective

1738

First Known Use of sunscreen

1738


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sunscreen

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noun sun·screen \-ˌskrēn\

Medical Definition of sunscreen

  1. :  a preparation (as a lotion) applied to the skin to prevent sunburn (as by chemically absorbing ultraviolet radiation); also :  its active ingredient (as benzophenone)—compare sunblock

  2. sun·screen·ing adjective




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