sunbaked

adjective
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

Examples of sunbaked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sunbaked chars are shaped like fish, clouds, teardrops, and perhaps 200 of them dot the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra downstream from Guwahati. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Following a river of questions in eastern India," 16 Oct. 2019 All too often, food put out for a backyard party is left in the heat for hours — think about arriving on the later side to a summer shindig to face a sunbaked macaroni salad with a suspicious-looking crust. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "These gadgets will keep summer dining safe," 26 June 2019 Dozens of hotels opened, strategically decorated to satisfy the fantasy of finding one’s own place in a sunbaked land of lavender and sunflower fields. Alexander Lobrano, WSJ, "The New Provence: From Quaint to Uber-Chic," 11 July 2019 Football fans drive south down Interstate 57 from Chicago by the thousands to watch players run drills on four sunbaked athletic fields at Olivet Nazarene University. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Bears training camp puts sleepy Bourbonnais on the tourism map for two weeks each summer. It could get busier this year.," 27 June 2019 Smorgasburg’s vendors are arrayed in rows on Tingey Plaza, a sunbaked brick square that surrounds a squat, industrial World War I-era electrical substation. Washington Post, "How to survive Smorgasburg, D.C.’s hottest new foodie destination," 21 June 2019 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, latimes.com, "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

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First Known Use of sunbaked

1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Nov 2019

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“Sunbaked.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunbaked. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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