- A substance that helps protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays. Sunscreens reflect, absorb, and scatter both ultraviolet A and B radiation to provide protection against both types of radiation. Using lotions, creams, or gels that contain sunscreens can help protect the skin from premature aging and damage that may lead to skin cancer.
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Sunscreen — (also known as sunblock or suntan lotion [ Nassau County Health Department [http://www.jacksonville.com/tu online/stories/061408/nen 290072672.shtml Jacksonville online] ] ) is a lotion, spray or other topical product that absorbs or reflects the … Wikipedia
sunscreen — as a type of lotion applied to the skin, by 1954, from SUN (Cf. sun) + SCREEN (Cf. screen) … Etymology dictionary
sunscreen — [n] sunblock skin protection, sunblocker, sun cream, suntan lotion; concepts 466,467,468 … New thesaurus
sunscreen — ► NOUN ▪ a cream or lotion rubbed on to the skin to protect it from the sun … English terms dictionary
sunscreen — [sunskrēn΄] n. 1. a substance, esp. para aminobenzoic acid, used in tanning lotions, cosmetics, etc. to block certain ultraviolet rays of the sun and reduce the danger of sunburn 2. such a preparation … English World dictionary
sunscreen — UK [ˈsʌnˌskriːn] / US [ˈsʌnˌskrɪn] noun Word forms sunscreen : singular sunscreen plural sunscreens 1) [countable/uncountable] a cream that you can rub onto your skin to stop it from being burned by the sun 2) [countable] a screen that you put on … English dictionary
sunscreen — noun Sunscreen is used before these nouns: ↑lotion … Collocations dictionary
sunscreen — [[t]sʌ̱nskriːn[/t]] sunscreens N MASS A sunscreen is a cream that protects your skin from the sun s rays, especially in hot weather … English dictionary
sunscreen — noun Date: 1738 1. a screen to protect against sun 2. a preparation (as a lotion) applied to the skin to prevent sunburn (as by chemically absorbing ultraviolet radiation); also its active ingredient (as benzophenone) compare sunblock •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
sunscreen — /sun skreen /, n. 1. a substance formulated to prevent sunburn, skin cancers, and other conditions caused by excessive exposure to the sun, usually by absorbing and reflecting ultraviolet radiation. Cf. SPF. 2. a lotion, cream, etc., containing… … Universalium
sunscreen — noun a form of sunblock, often having a lower sun protection factor … Wiktionary