Definition of sunlamp in English:

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sunlamp

Pronunciation: /ˈsənˌlamp/

noun

1A lamp emitting ultraviolet rays used as a substitute for sunlight, typically to produce an artificial suntan or in therapy.
Example sentences
  • They exposed the vulnerable mice - those with their own Langerhans cells - to ultraviolet light using a sunlamp.
  • Patients also should be warned to minimize exposure to sunlight or sunlamps, since this may increase the intensity of the inflammatory reaction.
  • Therefore, patients should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps, tanning beds and treatment with UVA or UVB light.
2A large lamp with a parabolic reflector used in filmmaking.
Example sentences
  • ‘To meet him was like suddenly coming under a sunlamp, such was the quality of his magnetism,’ Jones wrote.

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Syllabification: sun·lamp

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