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English definition of “sunburned”

sunburned

adjective (also sunburnt)     /ˈsʌn.bɜːnd/ US  /-bɝːnd/
describes the condition of skin that has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or that is very suntanned: When you go out in the hot sun, you should always put cream on your skin to avoid getting sunburned. Fishermen with sunburned faces sat on the beach mending their nets.Skin complaints and blemishesThe skin, and skin colour
(Definition of sunburned adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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