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sunscreen Line breaks: sun|screen
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnskriːn/

Definition of sunscreen in English:


[mass noun]
1A cream or lotion rubbed on to the skin to protect it from the sun: she brings along plenty of sunscreen [count noun]: use high-factor sunscreens
More 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 of creams and lotions intended to protect skin from the sun: lips get sunburned too, so apply a lip balm that contains sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
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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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