Definition of sunscreen in English:



  • 1A cream or lotion rubbed onto the skin to protect it from the sun.

    • ‘The shades are being dusted down and tubes of sunscreen are being bought in optimistic anticipation, which can mean only one thing - summer has arrived.’
    • ‘The upshot is a more effective sunscreen that does not look like war-paint when we apply it to our bodies.’
    • ‘Yet, unlike pesticides, these drugs - as well as shampoos, sunscreens and other personal care products rushing down the drain - aren't examined for their effect on the environment before they're placed on the market.’
    • ‘He, along with several other employees, collected beef jerky, gum, shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant, bug spray, sunscreen, DVDs and CDs.’
    • ‘Using a natural sunscreen can help protect not only your skin, but also our waterways.’
    • ‘Travelling with a baby to the sun demands more than a spare soother and a tube of factor 50 sunscreen.’
    • ‘Most of us think nothing of slathering on the sunscreen or donning a pair of shades to protect our eyes when we venture outdoors.’
    • ‘They're cruising through the tropics, and their biggest worry is whether to use SPF 20 or 30 sunscreen.’
    • ‘While a lot of us just want to relax on the beach and forget about all financial issues, it's a good idea to make sure you have some decent travel insurance packed with the sunscreen.’
    • ‘See, the first day I'd made the fateful mistake of applying my own sunscreen, which meant slapping it on my shoulders and back.’
    • ‘The glass coating is made of titanium dioxide, more often found in sunscreen and toothpaste.’
    • ‘If you find sunscreens irritating, you're probably reacting to a perfume or a preservative like methylparaben or propylparaben.’
    • ‘Already we have scientists who've developed sunscreen from compounds in coral, and painkillers from the venom of cone shell snails found in the Great Barrier Reef.’
    • ‘Only 54 percent wear some sort of sunscreen during the summer, and 84 percent believe protection is necessary only if they intend to be outside ‘for a long period of time.’’
    • ‘The bag had her book, sunglasses and sunscreen, two towels and a complete change of clothes for her, a single towel for him.’
    • ‘He's coming in from Chicago, which is 23 degrees colder than Park City this time of year, so you may see him wearing shorts and lots of sunscreen.’
    • ‘They buy bottled water if they fear that their drinking water is polluted, and they apply sunscreen to protect their skin from UV radiation.’
    • ‘Instead of sunscreens, use sunblocks, which are less irritating to sensitive skin.’
    • ‘Joint promotions are useful for products that go together, such as ice cream and topping or swim gear and sunscreen.’
    • ‘Don't forget sunscreen and a hat next time you go out in the sun.’
    1. 1.1An active ingredient in creams, lotions and other preparations for the skin.
      • ‘Some hair care products will have sunscreens in the form of actual ingredients, but will not have an SPF factor added.’
      • ‘The line is rich in strengthening proteins and an anti-fade complex that includes UVA / UVB sunscreens and antioxidants.’