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sunburn

[suhn-burn] /ˈsʌnˌbɜrn/
noun
1.
inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun or a sunlamp.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), sunburned or sunburnt, sunburning.
2.
to affect or be affected with sunburn:
An hour in the sun sunburned me severely. I sunburn easily.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; sun + burn1
Related forms
unsunburned, adjective
unsunburnt, adjective
well-sunburned, adjective
well-sunburnt, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sun burnt

sunburn

/ˈsʌnˌbɜːn/
noun
1.
inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun Technical name erythema solare
2.
another word for suntan
Derived Forms
sunburnt, sunburned, adjective
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Word Origin and History for sun burnt

sunburn

v.

1520s, from sun (n.) + burn (v.). Sunburnt (c.1400) is older than sunburned (c.1500, sunne y-brent). As a noun from 1650s.

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sun burnt in Medicine

sunburn sun·burn (sŭn'bûrn')
n.
Inflammation and erythema of the skin, often with blistering, caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of direct sunlight.


sun'burn' v.
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