from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Baked, dried, or hardened by exposure to sunlight: sunbaked bricks; the sunbaked salt flats.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sunbake.
  • adj. Baked by the heat of the sun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
  • adj. baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This guy is denser than sunbaked mud: "She may not know or understand the progress we've made in this state," Perry said at a news conference Tuesday in Austin, Texas.

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  • Choidrin says his visit would be like water, which is needed by parched, sunbaked soil.

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  • In a match featuring short points and few rallies, Federer conjured up a few great returns to break the 6-foot-10 (2.08 m) Croatian twice and secure a 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory on another sunbaked day at the All England Club.

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  • Here the ground was sunbaked and wide open in a multitude of cracks.


  • He hit the sunbaked earth hard enough to have the wind knocked out of him, but not hard enough to injure himself or—perhaps more importantly—dislodge the credit-laden pack strapped onto his back, and came up with his AGR-14 in his hands.

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  • Dante burned against her, his hard, lean body hot as sunbaked desert sand.

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  • He rolled his window down, smelling the wet of the river on the right and the dry of the sunbaked grass and dirt on the left.

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  • "If they could all afford to come, not a single person would remain in Somalia," said Allawi, 37, seated with her children on the reddish, sunbaked earth a day after they arrived.

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  • The funeral took place on a sunbaked hillside outside Kayseri.

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  • In the clear Peruvian mountain air, the view from the sunbaked summit of Cerro Baúl stretches 50 miles or more.

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