Definition of sunscreen
1 : a screen to protect against sun
2 : a preparation (such as a lotion) applied to the skin to prevent sunburn (as by chemically absorbing ultraviolet radiation); also : its active ingredient (as benzophenone) — compare sunblock
Recent Examples of sunscreen from the Web
Hello, sunshine Reapplying traditional sunscreen to a face full of makeup during the day can be problematic.
Come and enjoy them--but use sunscreen and hydrate!
Having removed tobacco products from its stores in 2014, CVS is now hiding junk food away from the storefront, getting rid of tanning oils and low-protection sunscreens and banishing foods that contain artificial trans-fats.
Out in the parking lot, wreathed in the citrusy odor of the sunscreen four young men are slathering on their torsos before heading across Ocean Avenue, some of those who've opted out explain why.
There’s just something about the smell of sunscreen and funnel cakes that says good times to me. Plus, the people are fascinating.
Glass containers and aerosol cans, including sunscreenScooters or personal motorized vehicles.
And with summer officially here, there’s one necessary — yet pricey — product at the top of our lists: sunscreen.
Rhode Island’s proposal would exempt sunscreen from state rules banning students from using over-the-counter drugs at public schools without special permission.
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First Known Use of sunscreen
SUNSCREEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sunscreen for English Language Learners
: a lotion that you put on your skin to prevent sunburn by blocking out some of the sun's rays
SUNSCREEN Defined for Kids
Definition of sunscreen for Students
: a preparation applied to the skin to prevent sunburn usually by chemically absorbing the sun's ultraviolet radiation
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