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English definition of “SPF”

SPF

noun [U]
abbreviation for sun protection factor (= the level of protection that a substance gives against damage to your skin from the sun ): The American Cancer Society recommends people use sunscreen with at least 15 SPF.
(Definition of SPF noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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