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  • adj. Resembling a sunburn, usually in color.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sunburn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as sunburnt.
  • Dried by the heat of the sun: as, sunburned bricks.

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

  • adj. suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight


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  • Her skin was the color and texture of well-used leather, recalling the sunburned lives of her Navajo ancestors.

    In Alien Hands

  • With our slippery fingers still entwined, we made our way past a sunburned fisherman unhooking a sand shark — his fourth, judging by the pile in the middle of the pier — from his fishing rod.

    Myrtle Beach Daze

  • He clenches the bill of his baseball cap in his fat, sunburned fist.

    Black Water

  • The beach bunch is sunburned, a sand shopworn, hot, as well as full of waste -- no place for upon foot barefoot.

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  • The beach garland is sunburned, a silt shopworn, hot, as well as full of waste -- no place for upon foot barefoot.

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  • Whether it's an over-the-counter body scrub or microdermabrasian kit, he recommends limiting the process to once a week and never exfoliating sunburned skin.

    Expert advice on summer skin care

  • Photos released by the Mexican navy showed several sunburned fishermen in T-shirts and Bermudas waiting to get on a bus.

    Mexico may call off rescue in boat capsizing

  • I returned to Lahore five weeks later, shell-shocked, hungry for company, but hardened, sunburned, and at least now aware of the scale of the problem.

    Daniyal Mueenuddin talks about his life and his first collection of short stories In Other Rooms, Other Wonders.

  • Clockwise from top left: Richard Chai; Issa; Stella McCartney; Suno; Givenchy; Proenza Schouler Before there was Trader Vic's, "South Pacific" and sunburned tourists sporting hibiscus prints anywhere the sun shines, there was simply Hawaii.

    Endless Summer

  • Our noses were slightly sunburned, but we had no regrets about being upsold.

    Highway to Heaven


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