sun bath


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sun bath

n
1. (Physiology) the exposure of the body to the rays of the sun or a sun lamp, esp in order to get a suntan
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As if responding to them but with a different sort of merriment, the metallic sound of the bells reverberated high above and the hot rays of the sun bathed the top of the opposite slope with yet another sort of merriment.
A splendid dawn was gilding the horizon, and the first rays of the sun bathed in flame the young king's brow.
Sun bath is exceptionally prescribed because of its medical characteristics.
Julie Moore, MD, dermatologist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System, said that the sun is one of the best treatments for psoriasis, so in summer she encourage her patients to sit out on the deck and give their affected areas a good sun bath.