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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sunbaked

parched, arid, sunbaked, anhydrous, seared, waterless

Examples from the Web for sunbaked

Historical Examples of sunbaked

  • 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.

  • Mingling with their scent was the scent of thyme and heather, and the hot scent of the sunbaked earth.

British Dictionary definitions for sunbaked



(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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