postburn

adjective

post·​burn ˌpōst-ˈbərn How to pronounce postburn (audio)
: occurring after a burn
postburn first aid
postburn scarring
: in the period following injury from a burn
a postburn patient
postburn adverb
care given 30 minutes postburn

Examples of postburn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The skin softener also seals moisture into the skin and can thwart postburn itch. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postburn was in 1947

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“Postburn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postburn. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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