sunblock

noun

sun·​block ˈsən-ˌbläk How to pronounce sunblock (audio)
: a preparation (such as a lotion) applied to the skin to prevent sunburn (as by physically blocking out ultraviolet radiation)
also : its active ingredient (such as titanium dioxide) compare sunscreen

Examples of sunblock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kids ask for sunblock from their mother, Sara Batterjee, an interior designer. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 6 July 2024 Though not 100% clear, according to users, this sunblock stick is a popular pick for those who want something that’ll stay put during workouts or other more intensive outdoor activities. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 2 July 2024 For the Mom of Four… She’s filled out so many camp health forms and applied gallons of sunblock. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 24 June 2024 Hard Science Grapes are ‘edible sunscreen’ according to a new study A study says nature’s candy can be a valuable supplement to sunblock. Big Think, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for sunblock 

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunblock was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Sunblock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunblock. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sunblock

noun
sun·​block -ˌbläk How to pronounce sunblock (audio)
: a preparation (as a lotion) applied to the skin to prevent sunburn (as by physically blocking out the sun's rays)

Medical Definition

sunblock

noun
sun·​block ˈsən-ˌbläk How to pronounce sunblock (audio)
: a preparation (as a lotion) applied to the skin to prevent sunburn (as by physically blocking out ultraviolet radiation)
also : its active ingredient (as titanium dioxide) compare sunscreen

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