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sun·burn

 (sŭn′bûrn′)
n.
Inflammation or blistering of the skin caused by overexposure to direct sunlight.
tr. & intr.v. sun·burned or sun·burnt (-bûrnt′), sun·burn·ing, sun·burns
To affect or be affected with sunburn.

sunburn

(ˈsʌnˌbɜːn)
n
1. (Pathology) inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun. Technical name: erythema solare
2. (Physiology) another word for suntan
ˈsunˌburnt, ˈsunˌburned adj

sun•burn

(ˈsʌnˌbɜrn)

n., v. -burned or -burnt, -burn•ing. n.
1. inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun or a sunlamp.
2. suntan (def. 1).
v.t., v.i.
3. to affect or be affected with sunburn.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sunburn - a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sunsunburn - a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
hyperpigmentation - unusual darkening of the skin
2.sunburn - redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun
erythema - abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
first-degree burn - burn causing redness of the skin surface
Verb1.sunburn - get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Translations
opáleníspálení
solskoldningsolbrændthed
auringossa palanut ihonkohtapolttaa
opekline od sunca
sólbruni
日焼け
볕에 타기
opeklina
solbränna
ผิวเกรียมจากการถูกแดดมากเกินไป
sự cháy nắng

sunburn

[ˈsʌnbɜːn] Nquemaduras fpl del sol

sunburn

[ˈsʌnbɜːrn] ncoup m de soleil

sunburn

[ˈsʌnˌbɜːn] n (painful) → scottatura; (tan) → abbronzatura

sun

(san) noun
1. the round body in the sky that gives light and heat to the earth. The Sun is nearly 150 million kilometres away from the Earth.
2. any of the fixed stars. Do other suns have planets revolving round them?
3. light and heat from the sun; sunshine. We sat in the sun; In Britain they don't get enough sun; The sun has faded the curtains.
verbpast tense, past participle sunned
to expose (oneself) to the sun's rays. He's sunning himself in the garden.
ˈsunless adjective
without sun, or lacking sunlight. a sunless room.
ˈsunny adjective
1. filled with sunshine. sunny weather.
2. cheerful and happy. The child has a sunny nature.
ˈsunniness noun
ˈsunbathe verb
to lie or sit in the sun, especially wearing few clothes, in order to get a suntan.
ˈsunbeam noun
a ray of the sun.
ˈsunburn noun
the brown or red colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun's rays.
ˈsunburned, ˈsunburnt adjective
sunburnt faces.
ˈsundial noun
a device, usually in a garden, for telling time from the shadow of a rod or plate on its surface cast by the sun.
ˈsundown noun
(especially American) sunset.
ˈsunflower noun
a type of large yellow flower with petals like rays of the sun, from whose seeds we get oil.
ˈsunglasses noun plural
glasses of dark-coloured glass or plastic to protect the eyes in bright sunlight.
ˈsunlight noun
the light of the sun. The cat was sitting in a patch of sunlight.
ˈsunlit adjective
lighted up by the sun. a sunlit room.
ˈsunrise noun
the rising of the sun in the morning, or the time of this.
ˈsunset noun
the setting of the sun, or the time of this. the red glow of the sunset.
ˈsunshade noun
a type of umbrella for sheltering a person from the sun; a parasol.
ˈsunshine noun
1. the light of the sun. The children were playing in the sunshine.
2. cheerfulness or happiness.
ˈsunstroke noun
a serious illness caused by being in very hot sunshine for too long.
ˈsuntan noun
a brown colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun. I'm trying to get a suntan.
catch the sun
to become sunburnt.
under the sun
in the whole world. I'm sure that he must have visited every country under the sun.

sunburn

سَفْعَةُ شَمْس spálení solskoldning Sonnenbrand έγκαυμα από τον ήλιο quemadura del sol auringossa palanut ihonkohta coup de soleil opekline od sunca scottatura 日焼け 볕에 타기 zonnebrand solforbrenning oparzenie słoneczne queimadura de sol солнечный ожог solbränna ผิวเกรียมจากการถูกแดดมากเกินไป güneş yanığı sự cháy nắng 晒斑

sunburn

n quemadura solar; vi (también to get sunburned) quemarse (con el sol); Do you sunburn easily?..Do you get sunburned easily?..¿Se quema fácilmente (con el sol)?
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