sun-tan

suntan

[suhn-tan]
noun
1.
a browning or a brown color of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or a sunlamp; tan.
2.
Also called mayfair tan, merida. a light to medium yellow-brown.
3.
Also called pastel orange. a medium orange color.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), suntanned, suntanning.
4.
tan1 ( defs 2, 4 ).

Origin:
1900–05; sun + tan1

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suntan (ˈsʌnˌtæn)
 
n
a.  Often shortened to: tan a brownish colouring of the skin caused by the formation of the pigment melanin within the skin on exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or a sunlamp
 b.  (as modifier): suntan oil
 
'suntanned
 
adj

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