Definition of Sunburn

1. Noun. A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun.

Exact synonyms: Burn, Suntan, Tan
Generic synonyms: Hyperpigmentation
Derivative terms: Burn, Suntan, Tan



2. Verb. Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.
Exact synonyms: Burn
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Burn

3. Noun. Redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun.
Exact synonyms: Erythema Solare
Generic synonyms: Erythema, First-degree Burn

Definition of Sunburn

1. v. t. To burn or discolor by the sun; to tan.

2. n. The burning or discoloration produced on the skin by the heat of the sun; tan.

Definition of Sunburn

1. Noun. A burn on the skin caused by excess exposure to the sun's rays. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To receive a sunburn. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sunburn

1. to burn or discolor from exposure to the sun [v -BURNED or -BURNT, -BURNING, -BURNS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunburn

sunbird
sunbirds
sunblind
sunblinds
sunblink
sunblinks
sunblock
sunblocked
sunblocks
sunblush
sunbonnet
sunbonneted
sunbonnets
sunbow
sunbows
sunburn (current term)
sunburned
sunburning
sunburns
sunburnt
sunburst
sunburst pleat
sunburstery
sunbursts
suncap
suncapped
suncare
sunchoke
sunchokes
suncream

Literary usage of Sunburn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Care of the Skin and Hair by William Allen Pusey (1912)
"sunburn As has already been pointed out, sunburn is due, ... The tanning that follows sunburn is a further manifestation of this same cellular stimulation, ..."

2. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"They consist of pigmentation in the form of sunburn and freckles, ... sunburn. sunburn is the familiar diffuse bron/.ing of the skin which occurs in parts ..."

3. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"Cross-section through a sunburn spot in a leaf of Clivia nobilis. division ... sunburn SPOTS IN CONSERVATORIES. Complaints of the occurrence of burned spots ..."

4. Prevention of Disease and Care of the Sick: How to Keep Well and what to Do by William Gordon Stimpson, Milton Hugh Foster (1919)
"sunburn. sunburn is a red and painful condition of the skin due to exposure of the surface of the body to the rays of the sun. Treatment. ..."

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