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Meaning of “sunburned” in the English Dictionary

"sunburned" in British English

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sunburnedadjective

(also sunburnt) uk   /ˈsʌn.bɜːnd/  us   /-bɝːnd/
Sunburned ​skin has ​becomered and ​sore by being in the ​strongheat of the ​sun for too ​long, or is very ​suntanned: When you go out in the ​hotsun, you should always put ​sunscreen on ​yourskin to ​avoid getting sunburned. Fishermen with sunburned ​facessat on the ​beachmendingtheirnets.
(Definition of sunburned from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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