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verb (used without object), sun·bathed, sun·bath·ing.
  1. to take a sunbath.
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Origin of sunbathe

First recorded in 1590–1600; sun + bathe
Related formssun·bath·er, noun
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  1. (intr) to bask in the sunshine, esp in order to get a suntan
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Derived Formssunbather, noun
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