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sunburn

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verb sun·burn \-ˌbərn\

Definition of sunburn

sunburned

play \-ˌbərnd\ or

sunburnt

play \-ˌbərnt\;

sunburning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to burn or discolor by the sun

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become sunburned

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Origin and Etymology of sunburn

back-formation from sunburned, from sun + burned


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sunburn

noun sun·burn

Definition of sunburn

  1. :  inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation especially from sunlight

Examples of sunburn in a Sentence

  1. He has a bad sunburn.

  2. Use sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

Recent Examples of sunburn from the Web

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First Known Use of sunburn

1652


SUNBURN Defined for English Language Learners

sunburn

noun

Definition of sunburn for English Language Learners

  • : a condition in which your skin becomes sore and red from too much sunlight


SUNBURN Defined for Kids

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sunburn

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noun sun·burn \ˈsən-ˌbərn\

Definition of sunburn for Students

  1. :  a sore red state of the skin caused by too much sunlight


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sunburn

play
verb sun·burn

Definition of sunburn for Students

sunburned

\-ˌbərnd\ or

sunburnt

\-ˌbərnt\;

sunburning

  1. :  to burn or discolor by exposure to the sun


Medical Dictionary

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sunburn

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transitive verb sun·burn \-ˌbərn\

Medical Definition of sunburn

sunburned

\-ˌbərnd\play or

sunburnt

\-ˌbərnt\play ;

sunburning

  1. :  to affect with sunburn sunburned skin


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sunburn

noun sun·burn

Medical Definition of sunburn

  1. :  inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation especially from sunlight—called also erythema solare



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