[ suhn-burn ]
/ ˈsʌnˌbɜrn /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM sunburnun·sun·burned, adjectiveun·sun·burnt, adjectivewell-sunburned, adjectivewell-sunburnt, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sunburn
By day's end, you were bone dry, sunburnt and cut all over from corn burn.
Set in a castle in the Italian town of Montale, the novel is mostly something of a sunburnt idyll by the pool.
A remarkable man he was indeed; simple and earnest in manner, with a fine eye, a full dark beard and sunburnt face.
Presently she was again disturbed by the appearance of a round, sunburnt, smiling face at the kitchen door.
Sunburnt and vigorous, as he stood there among the pale-faced townsmen, he seemed more than ever full of power.
Michael and Alan were in their element during that sunburnt hour of cricket before afternoon school.
"Allow me," says a pleasant-voiced sunburnt man as he stoops to remove some of his things to make room for us.
inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sunTechnical name: erythema solare
Derived forms of sunburnsunburnt or sunburned, adjective
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Inflammation and erythema of the skin, often with blistering, caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of direct sunlight.
Other words from sunburnsun′burn′ v.
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