: to paint or treat (something, such as a photograph) with an airbrush especially to make improvements
Full Definition of AIRBRUSH
: to paint, treat, or alter (as to conceal imperfections) with or as if with an airbrush <airbrush a photograph>
Examples of AIRBRUSH
That photograph must have been airbrushed.
First Known Use of AIRBRUSH
Pneumatic device for developing a fine, small-diameter spray of paint, protective coating, or liquid colour (seeaerosol). The airbrush can be a pencil-shaped atomizer used for various highly detailed activities such as shading drawings and retouching photographs; in contrast, a spray gun is usually used for covering large surfaces with paint.