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overexpose

verb over·ex·pose \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspōz\

: to leave (something) without covering or protection for too long

: to let too much light fall on (film in a camera) when you are taking a photograph

: to give too much public attention or notice to (someone or something)

Full Definition of OVEREXPOSE

transitive verb
:  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
over·ex·po·sure \-ˈspō-zhər\ noun
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Examples of OVEREXPOSE

  1. It is harmful to overexpose your skin to the sun's rays.
  2. He has been overexposed by the media.

First Known Use of OVEREXPOSE

1869
Medical Dictionary

overexpose

transitive verb over·ex·pose \ˌō-və-rik-ˈspōz\
over·ex·posedover·ex·pos·ing

Medical Definition of OVEREXPOSE

:  to expose excessively <skin overexposed to sunlight>
over·ex·po·sure \-ˈspō-zhər\ noun

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