Definition of sunscreen in English:


Syllabification: sun·screen
Pronunciation: /ˈsənˌskrēn


  • 1A cream or lotion rubbed onto the skin to protect it from the sun.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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