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reddening, inflammation, and, in severe cases, blistering and peeling of the skin caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
verb (sunburns, sunburning, past and past participle sunburned or sunburnt) (be sunburned)
(of a person or bodily part) suffer from sunburn:most of us managed to get sunburnt
(usually as adjective sunburned
) ruddy from exposure to the sun:a handsome sunburned face
[no object] suffer from sunburn:a complexion that sunburned easily