sunlamp

noun

sun·​lamp ˈsən-ˌlamp How to pronounce sunlamp (audio)
: an electric lamp designed to emit radiation of wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared

Examples of sunlamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people even opt for vitamin D-enhancing sunlamps! Sarah Garone, Health, 28 Apr. 2023 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, 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, 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, 8 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunlamp was in 1885

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“Sunlamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunlamp. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

sunlamp

noun
sun·​lamp ˈsən-ˌlamp How to pronounce sunlamp (audio)
: an electric lamp that is made to give off radiation of wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared

Medical Definition

sunlamp

noun
sun·​lamp ˈsən-ˌlamp How to pronounce sunlamp (audio)
: 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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