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sunburn

[ suhn-burn ]
/ ˈsʌnˌbɜrn /
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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