transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1853 1. a. to affect by the action of the sun's rays b. to expose to sunlight 2. to subject (photographic materials) to solarization

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  • Solarize — So lar*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solarized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Solarizing}.] (Photog.) To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the camera; to burn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solarize — (Amer.) so·lar·ize || səʊlÉ™raɪz v. damage by overexposing to sunlight (of a photographic negative); expose to the effects of the sun (also solarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • solarize — [sō′lər īz΄] vt. solarized, solarizing 1. to affect by exposing to the light and heat of the sun 2. to overexpose (a photographic film or plate) deliberately during developing to create special effects vi. to become injured by such overexposure… …   English World dictionary

  • solarize — solarization, n. /soh leuh ruyz /, v., solarized, solarizing. v.t. 1. Photog. to reverse (an image) partially, as from negative to positive, by exposure to light during development. 2. to adapt (a building) to the use of solar energy: We hope to… …   Universalium

  • solarize — verb To subject to solarization …   Wiktionary

  • solarize — or solarise verb Photography change the relative darkness of (a part of an image) by overexposure to light. Derivatives solarization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • solarize — so·lar·ize …   English syllables

  • solarize — so•lar•ize [[t]ˈsoʊ ləˌraɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) pht to reverse (a photographic image) by exposure to light during development 2) to expose to or affect by sunlight • Etymology: 1850–55 so lar•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • solarize — v.intr. & tr. (also ise) Photog. undergo or cause to undergo change in the relative darkness of parts of an image by long exposure. Derivatives: solarization n …   Useful english dictionary

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