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[suhn-blok] /ˈsʌnˌblɒk/
a substance that provides a high degree of protection against sunburn, often preventing most tanning as well as burning, as by obstructing the penetration of ultraviolet rays.
a lotion, cream, etc., containing such a substance.
Also, sun block.
Origin of sunblock
1975-80; sun + block Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Vacationers close by are talking about moisturizer and sunblock.
  • Never leave home without antibacterial wipes, sunblock, and flip-flops.
  • Snow normally acts as a protective sunblock for mountain glaciers.
  • Beach weekends are here, so the quest for the perfect sunblock has resumed.
  • At the beach or when wearing sandals, always use sunblock on your feet, as you would on the rest of your body.
  • Apply sunblock over all exposed areas, including the lips.
  • Tips to prevent future outbreaks include applying a sunblock or lip balm containing zinc oxide to the lips when you're outdoors.
  • If you're skating outdoors at one of the city's skate parks, remember your sunblock, safety gear and lots of water to drink.
  • Bring sunblock and a hat, scarf or bandanna to keep the sun off your head.
  • Every ounce quickly adds up to pounds, so limit yourself to essential items, such as sunblock and water.

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