- /ˈsʌnskrin/ (say 'sunskreen)
1. a device, as an awning, which acts as a screen against the rays of the sun.
2. Also, sunblock, suncream, blockout. a lotion or cream which, when applied to the skin, protects it against damage from the rays of the sun.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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Sunscreen — (also known as sunblock or suntan lotion [ Nassau County Health Department [http://www.jacksonville.com/tu online/stories/061408/nen 290072672.shtml Jacksonville online] ] ) is a lotion, spray or other topical product that absorbs or reflects the … Wikipedia
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sunscreen — [n] sunblock skin protection, sunblocker, sun cream, suntan lotion; concepts 466,467,468 … New thesaurus
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sunscreen — UK [ˈsʌnˌskriːn] / US [ˈsʌnˌskrɪn] noun Word forms sunscreen : singular sunscreen plural sunscreens 1) [countable/uncountable] a cream that you can rub onto your skin to stop it from being burned by the sun 2) [countable] a screen that you put on … English dictionary
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