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sunblock

or sun block

[ suhn-blok ]
/ ˈsʌnˌblɒk /
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noun

a substance that provides a high degree of protection against sunburn, often preventing most tanning as well as burning, as by obstructing the penetration of ultraviolet rays.
a lotion, cream, etc., containing such a substance.

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Origin of sunblock

First recorded in 1975–80; sun + block
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Medical definitions for sunblock

sun block
[ sŭn ]

n.

A preparation, as of PABA, that prevents sunburn by filtering out the sun's ultraviolet rays, usually offering more protection than a sunscreen.
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