Definition of sunlamp in English:


Syllabification: sun·lamp
Pronunciation: /ˈsənˌlamp


  • 1A lamp emitting ultraviolet rays used as a substitute for sunlight, typically to produce an artificial suntan or in therapy.
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    • 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.
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    • ‘To meet him was like suddenly coming under a sunlamp, such was the quality of his magnetism,’ Jones wrote.

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