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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

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

Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of OVEREXPOSE

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


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