- 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
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Examples from the Web for sunbaked
The mold was hard and sunbaked, and the stick of little use.The Brass Bound Box
His skin was so sunbaked as to have changed constitutionally; nothing could ever eradicate that tan.The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu
By mid-March the marisma was practically waterless—a fortnight later, sunbaked hard as bricks.Unexplored Spain
Antony had visions of the jealous husbanding of a few drops of hot moisture in a sunbaked leather bottle.
Mingling with their scent was the scent of thyme and heather, and the hot scent of the sunbaked earth.
- (esp of roads, etc) dried or cracked by the sun's heat
- baked hard by the heat of the sunsunbaked bricks
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