Definition of sunscreen in English:

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sunscreen

Pronunciation: /ˈsənˌskrēn/

noun

1A cream or lotion rubbed onto the skin to protect it from the sun.
Example sentences
  • They buy bottled water if they fear that their drinking water is polluted, and they apply sunscreen to protect their skin from UV radiation.
  • He, along with several other employees, collected beef jerky, gum, shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant, bug spray, sunscreen, DVDs and CDs.
  • Only 54 percent wear some sort of sunscreen during the summer, and 84 percent believe protection is necessary only if they intend to be outside ‘for a long period of time.’
1.1An active ingredient in creams, lotions and other preparations for the skin.
Example sentences
  • Some hair care products will have sunscreens in the form of actual ingredients, but will not have an SPF factor added.
  • The line is rich in strengthening proteins and an anti-fade complex that includes UVA / UVB sunscreens and antioxidants.

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Syllabification: sun·screen

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