sunscreen

[suhn-skreen]
noun
1.
a substance formulated to prevent sunburn, skin cancers, and other conditions caused by excessive exposure to the sun, usually by absorbing and reflecting ultraviolet radiation. Compare SPF.
2.
a lotion, cream, etc., containing such a substance.
3.
a latticework or similar construction to shield a patio, atrium, or the like, from direct sunlight.
Also, sun screen.


Origin:
1730–40; sun + screen

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sunscreen (ˈsʌnˌskriːn)
 
n
a cream or lotion applied to exposed skin to protect it from the ultraviolet rays of the sun

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sunscreen sun·screen (sŭn'skrēn')
n.
A preparation, often in the form of a cream or lotion, used to protect the skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

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Example sentences
First you set up your towel and apply sunscreen, despite the complete absence
  of sun.
If you go the cornrows route in the summer, make sure you put sunscreen on the
  parts in your hair.
Other applications include coatings for the hulls of boats, sunscreen, car
  parts and refrigerators.
Be sure to wear hats and bring sunscreen, plenty of water and a snack if you'll
  be gone long.
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