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sunbath

[suhn-bath, -bahth] /ˈsʌnˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ/
noun, plural sunbaths
[suhn-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈsʌnˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
deliberate exposure of the body to the direct rays of the sun or a sunlamp.
Origin of sunbath
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; sun + bath1
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  • "I think a sunbath will really be good for you, Mr. Moses," said Miss Keith.

    Elsie's Widowhood

    Martha Finley
  • Now it is a sunbath we want rather than a cold dip,—to bask in the warmth like any cottontail.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham

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