- inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun or a sunlamp.
- to affect or be affected with sunburn: An hour in the sun sunburned me severely. I sunburn easily.
Origin of sunburn
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Examples from the Web for sunburnt
George's colour mounted high in his sunburnt, freckled cheek.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
Then, very gently, he laid one sunburnt hand upon her shoulder.The Golden Woman
They had not had time to get sunburnt, as those of fish earlier arrived at Clemente.Tales of Fishes
He was sunburnt; but his countenance was noble and manly, and marked with self-reliance.Winning His Way
Charles Carleton Coffin
She looked at the boyish, interested, sunburnt face so near to her own, and hesitated.Devil's Ford
- inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sunTechnical name: erythema solare
- another word for suntan
Word Origin and History for sunburnt
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Inflammation and erythema of the skin, often with blistering, caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of direct sunlight.
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