sun·​lamp | \ ˈsən-ˌlamp How to pronounce sunlamp (audio) \

Definition of sunlamp

: an electric lamp designed to emit radiation of wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared

Examples of sunlamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warnings/Precautions: Patients using EPIDUO® Forte Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Which Disney Princess Are You?," 13 Sep. 2017 Basal-cell carcinoma affects the deepest layer of the skin, generally in areas that come into the most contact with UV rays present in sunlight, tanning beds and sunlamps. Kashmira Gander, Newsweek, "What Is Basal-cell Carcinoma?: Caitlyn Jenner Has Sun Damage Removed From Her Nose," 21 Mar. 2018 These include consumer products that emit radiation, such as microwaves and sunlamps, and even tobacco products and pet and livestock food and medicines. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Where Did the FDA Come From, And What Does It Do?," 8 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of sunlamp

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Sunlamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sunlamp

: a special lamp that produces light similar to sunlight and that is used to make your skin darker or to treat illness


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Medical Definition of sunlamp

: an electric lamp designed to emit radiation of wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared and used especially for therapeutic purposes or for producing a tan artificially

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