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[suhn-beyth] /ˈsʌnˌbeɪð/
verb (used without object), sunbathed, sunbathing.
to take a sunbath.
Origin of sunbathe
1590-1600; sun + bathe
Related forms
sunbather, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sunbathe
  • Some birds will sunbathe while perched, fanning one or both of their wings while sitting well up off the ground.
  • It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has been observed clambering onto land to sunbathe.
  • The park is a great place to sunbathe and enjoy views of downtown.
  • Many choose to sunbathe exclusively and forgo the pleasures of bathing unless the need to cool down becomes overwhelming.
  • People should cover non-affected areas with clothing or sunscreen and sunbathe only until the skin starts to tan.
  • Russians shed layers, sunbathe on park benches, and let loose after their long hibernation.
  • Painted turtles sunbathe on partially submerged logs.
  • They could eat good food, sunbathe and take a one-mile hike, which was nine times around the deck of the ship.
  • These are especially common sites of melanoma in people who sunbathe or vacation in sunny places.
  • Fallen logs and branches provide shelter and hunting areas for fish and mammals, while turtles use them to sunbathe.
British Dictionary definitions for sunbathe


(intransitive) to bask in the sunshine, esp in order to get a suntan
Derived Forms
sunbather, noun
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