Sunscreen definition

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A preparation, often in the form of a cream or lotion, used to protect the skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.
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A substance, esp. para-aminobenzoic acid, used in tanning lotions, cosmetics, etc. to block certain ultraviolet rays of the sun so as to reduce the danger of sunburn.
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Such a preparation.
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A preparation, often in the form of a cream or lotion, used to protect the skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.
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A form of sunblock, often having a lower sun protection factor.
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Noun

Singular:
sunscreen
Plural:
sunscreens

Origin of sunscreen