overexpose
Solarize So"lar*ize, v. i. (Photog.) To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's rays in the camera; -- an older term now replaced by {overexpose}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Overexpose — O ver*ex*pose , v. t. To expose excessively; specif. (Photog.), to subject (a plate or film) too long to the light used in producing a picture. {O ver*ex*po sure}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overexpose — ► VERB ▪ expose too much. DERIVATIVES overexposure noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overexpose — [ō΄vərek spōz′] vt. overexposed, overexposing to expose too much or too long overexposure [ō΄vər ekspō′zhər] n …   English World dictionary

  • overexpose — UK [ˌəʊvərɪkˈspəʊz] / US [ˌoʊvərɪkˈspoʊz] verb [transitive] Word forms overexpose : present tense I/you/we/they overexpose he/she/it overexposes present participle overexposing past tense overexposed past participle overexposed 1) [usually… …   English dictionary

  • overexpose — transitive verb Date: 1869 to expose excessively: as a. to expose (as film) to excessive radiation (as light) b. to expose (as a celebrity) to excessive publicity especially to the extent that attraction is diminished • overexposure noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overexpose — /oh veuhr ik spohz /, v.t., overexposed, overexposing. 1. to expose too much, as to the sun, cold, or light rays (often used reflexively): Be careful of overexposing yourself to the sun. 2. Photog. to expose (a film or the like) to too much light …   Universalium

  • overexpose — verb a) To expose excessively. b) Of a famous person, to provide excessive publicity, publication or reporting regarding that person …   Wiktionary

  • overexpose — over·ex·pose .ō və rik spōz vt, posed; pos·ing to expose excessively <skin overexposed to sunlight> over·ex·po·sure spō zhər n …   Medical dictionary

  • overexpose — o|ver|ex|pose [ˌəuvərıkˈspəuz US ˌouvərıkˈspouz] v [T] 1.) to allow too much light to reach the film when taking or developing a photograph →↑underexpose 2.) be overexposed to appear too many times on television, in the newspapers etc, so that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overexpose — o|ver|ex|pose [ ,ouvərık spouz ] verb transitive 1. ) usually passive someone or something that is overexposed appears in newspapers, on television, on the radio, etc. so often that people lose interest in it 2. ) to damage something, for example …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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