sun·​baked | \ ˈsən-ˌbākt How to pronounce sunbaked (audio) \
variants: or sun-baked

Definition of sunbaked

1 : heated, parched, or compacted especially by excessive sunlight
2 : baked by exposure to sunshine

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Here was the toxicity of social media for all to see: a sunbaked scene of disaster tents, soaked mattresses, and millennials with roller bags looking wide-eyed and dehydrated. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Netflix’s Fyre Is a Story You Have to See to Believe," 15 Jan. 2019 Energy companies view its sunbaked plains and windswept ridgelines as prime perches for solar panels and wind turbines. Louis Sahagun,, "By ordering new land-use plan, Trump could spark a fight in California deserts," 16 Mar. 2018 The soldiers marched them to Duza’s compound naked, at gunpoint, the sunbaked dirt road burning their bare feet. Washington Post, "Myanmar army massacred dozens of Rohingya, survivors say," 21 Dec. 2017 The soldiers marched them to Duza's compound naked, at gunpoint, the sunbaked dirt road burning their bare feet. Todd Pittman,, "Myanmar army massacred dozens of Rohingya, survivors say," 20 Dec. 2017 Desert kites first came to the attention of science nearly a century ago, when World War I pilots reported low walls tracing gigantic polygons, funnels, and triangles across the sunbaked barrens of modern Jordan, Israel, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Giant ‘Arrows’ Seen From Space Point to a Vanished World," 11 Aug. 2016 With its sunbaked beaches, forested peaks, 13th-century castles, and nearly three times as many vineyards as Bordeaux, the still-wild Languedoc feels like nowhere else in France. Katherine Wheelock, CNT, "Why Languedoc Is Like Nowhere Else in France," 9 June 2017 Riestra grew up in sunbaked northwestern Mexico, where houses are built as a series of passages around courtyards to keep the rooms cool. Elisabeth Malkin, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: A Mexico City Home Filled With Art, Travel And An Appreciation For The Absurd," 18 Dec. 2015 When a sunbaked terrace or garden is sweltering, an outdoor umbrella can provide immediate relief. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "Shopping for Outdoor Umbrellas," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of sunbaked

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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