Definitions

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

  • n. A lamp that radiates ultraviolet rays used in therapeutic and cosmetic treatments.
  • n. A high-intensity lamp with parabolic mirrors, used in photography.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lamp that produces ultraviolet radiation; used for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.
  • n. A high-intensity lamp, used to produce an illusion of daylight.

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

  • n. a mercury-vapor lamp used in medical or cosmetic treatments

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Examples

  • So I bought a powerful sunlamp online and sat in front of it for twenty minutes each morning as I ate my oatmeal.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • Then he plugged in his only other lamp, which was a sunlamp.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • Dressed in a blue sport jacket and tanned by a sunlamp that had been wheeled into his suite that afternoon, Eisenhower delivered an upbeat greeting in which he urged the Republicans on to victory in the fall.

    Going Home to Glory

  • My pet lizard, Timothy, sat on his heat rock and sunned himself under a clip-on sunlamp.

    I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

  • We gave Timothy a sunlamp and live crickets to eat.

    I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

  • That's what got Anne Wallis, a high-school senior in Radnor, Pa., to cut back on her time under the sunlamp.

    Teens, Tans and Truth

  • He played squash and handball, did Canadian Air Force exercises, applied bronzing agents to his face and body and sat in front of a sunlamp all winter long.

    Underworld

  • Each time under the sunlamp, we could take it a little longer.

    The Sky Inside

  • “My wife did that with a sunlamp once,” Sparrow said.

    Some Assembly Required

  • At his latest physical exam, his bone density was low, so he now has a special sunlamp to help him get more vitamin D.

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