suntan

noun sun·tan \ -ˌtan \

Definition of suntan

1 :a browning of the skin from exposure to the rays of the sun
2 suntans plural :a tan-colored summer uniform

suntanned

play \-ˌtand\ adjective

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First Known Use of suntan

1867


SUNTAN Defined for English Language Learners

suntan

noun

Definition of suntan for English Language Learners

  • : a browning of the skin that is caused by the sun's rays


SUNTAN Defined for Kids

suntan

noun sun·tan \ ˈsən-ˌtan \

Definition of suntan for Students

:a browning of skin from exposure to the sun

Medical Dictionary

suntan

noun sun·tan \ -ˌtan \

medical Definition of suntan

:a browning of the skin from exposure to the rays of the sun

suntanned

play \-ˌtand\ adjective


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