Dictionary.com

sunburn

[ suhn-burn ]
/ ˈsʌnˌbɜrn /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: sunburned / sunburnt on Thesaurus.com

noun
inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun or a sunlamp.
verb (used with or without object), sun·burned or sun·burnt, sun·burn·ing.
to affect or be affected with sunburn: An hour in the sun sunburned me severely. I sunburn easily.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of sunburn

First recorded in 1520–30; sun + burn1

OTHER WORDS FROM sunburn

un·sun·burned, adjectiveun·sun·burnt, adjectivewell-sunburned, adjectivewell-sunburnt, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use sunburn in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sunburn

sunburn
/ (ˈsʌnˌbɜːn) /

noun
inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sunTechnical name: erythema solare
another word for suntan

Derived forms of sunburn

sunburnt or sunburned, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sunburn

sunburn
[ sŭnbûrn′ ]

n.
Inflammation and erythema of the skin, often with blistering, caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of direct sunlight.

Other words from sunburn

sunburn′ v.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK