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

  • n. A preparation that prevents sunburn by filtering out the sun's ultraviolet rays, often purported to offer more protection than a sunscreen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a cream, to be spread on the skin, containing organic compounds that absorb, and/or titanium dioxide that reflects the sun’s ultraviolet radiation

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

  • n. a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Even the term sunblock, which the lawsuit says are exaggerated, misleading, and may give consumers a false sense of security.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2006

  • I'm going to go slather myself in sunblock and see if I can find the riding school now.

    morning comes so *early*

  • Turns out the best kind of sunblock may be SPF beastly.

    CNN Transcript May 27, 2004

  • “It’s called sunblock, and it’s sold at any local grocery.”

    Ecstasy in Darkness

  • Harry, produk Nivea yang masuk di situ justru tidak ada yang 'Nivea Sun' yang khusus sunblock loh, yang di test justru produk 'face care' - ya wajar lah kalau produk 'face care' tidak memberikan perlindungan 'sunblock'

  • Stock you glovebox, too, with a few first aid and comfort items, such as sunblock, acetominiphen for headaches, a roll of antacids, a few cough drops, and a few bandaids.


  • For example, when she sends you a letter advising you to wear 'sunblock', you will find that the quality of sunlight has changed and that your skin will begin to tan.

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  • "sunblock" (these products screen but do not block the sun's rays), says Henry Lim, chairman of the department of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Dearborn, Mich., and a spokesman for the Skin Cancer Foundation.


  • Should that happen I will be in BAD shape, so don't expect me to remember to bring sunblock. link4 comments | post comment navigation viewing

    Not a lot of time...

  • A moisturizer with a strong SPF of at least 50 can be used without an additional sunblock, she says.

    Expert advice on summer skin care

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