Definition of Suntan

1. Noun. A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun.

Exact synonyms: Burn, Sunburn, Tan
Generic synonyms: Hyperpigmentation
Derivative terms: Burn, Sunburn, Tan



2. Verb. Get a tan from being exposed to the sun.
Generic synonyms: Bronze, Tan

Definition of Suntan

1. Noun. In humans a brown or darkened coloration of the skin caused by exposure to ultraviolet light. ¹

2. Verb. To obtain a suntan by exposure to ultraviolet light. ¹

3. Verb. To attempt to obtain a suntan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suntan

1. to become tan [v -TANNED, -TANNING, -TANS] - See also: tan

Lexicographical Neighbors of Suntan

sunshowers
sunspace
sunspaces
sunspot
sunspots
sunsted
sunstone
sunstones
sunstricken
sunstroke
sunstrokes
sunstruck
sunsuit
sunsuits
sunswept
suntan (current term)
suntanned
suntanning
suntans
suntrap
suntraps
sunup
sunups
sunward
sunwards
sunwise
sunyata
suolunite
suovetaurilia
suovetaurilias

Literary usage of Suntan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Code of Federal Regulations by U.s. Gpo (2005)
"(i) suntan gels, creams, and liquids. (ii) Indoor tanning preparations. (iii) Other suntan preparations. (d) Ingredients in the product should be listed as ..."

2. Yucatan by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2005)
"Bring a bathing suit (sin suntan oil) to this truly magical cenote in an ... Snorkeling and swimming are possible, but food, drink, suntan oil and smoking ..."

3. Mexico's Gulf Coast by Joanie Sanchez (2004)
"suntan lotion, for example, averages more than US $10 per bottle, and a 24-exposure roll of Kodak film will run you around US $6. ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Yucatan, Cancun and Cozumel by Bruce Concord, June Concord (2003)
"Bring a bathing suit (sin suntan oil) to this truly magical cenote in an underground cavern. Entrance (US $2) requires going down some steep steps carved ..."

5. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"Key Largo is home to the Key Lime Products store (305/853-0378) at milemarker 95, selling all manner of key lime pies, juice, cakes, cookies, suntan ..."

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