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[suhn-beykt] /ˈsʌnˌbeɪkt/
baked by exposure to the sun, as bricks.
heated, dried, or hardened by the heat of the sun.
Origin of sunbaked
1620-30; sun + baked Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The mold was hard and sunbaked, and the stick of little use.

    The Brass Bound Box Evelyn Raymond
  • His skin was so sunbaked as to have changed constitutionally; nothing could ever eradicate that tan.

  • By mid-March the marisma was practically waterless—a fortnight later, sunbaked hard as bricks.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Antony had visions of the jealous husbanding of a few drops of hot moisture in a sunbaked leather bottle.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • Mingling with their scent was the scent of thyme and heather, and the hot scent of the sunbaked earth.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • For a moment the two stood, side by side, behind the trunk of the live oak, peering out over the sunbaked plain.

    On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles Thomas Charles Bridges
  • The hot, garbage-strewn pavements and sunbaked gutters swarmed with the sons and daughters of the Tenement.

    The Angel of the Tenement

    George Madden Martin
  • He was an aspirant to leadership among the tough hard-bitted denizens of the sunbaked desert.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • One of his boots had also burst, his wide hat was shapeless, and sunbaked mire clung about him to the knees.

    Long Odds

    Harold Bindloss
  • Their voices died away, and with them the dry noise of stones falling downward from their feet on the sunbaked mountain-side.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for sunbaked


(esp of roads, etc) dried or cracked by the sun's heat
baked hard by the heat of the sun: sunbaked bricks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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