verb \(ˌ)rē-ˈtəch\

: to make small changes to (something, such as a photograph) in order to improve the way it looks

Full Definition of RETOUCH

transitive verb
:  to rework in order to improve :  touch up
:  to alter (as a photographic negative) to produce a more desirable appearance
:  to color (new growth of hair) to match previously dyed, tinted, or bleached hair
intransitive verb
:  to make or give retouches
re·touch·er noun

Examples of RETOUCH

  1. The photo had been retouched to remove the wrinkles around his eyes.

Origin of RETOUCH

French retoucher, from Middle French, from re- + toucher to touch
First Known Use: 1685


noun \ˈrē-ˌtəch, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\

Definition of RETOUCH

:  the act or process or an instance of retouching; especially :  the retouching of a new growth of hair

First Known Use of RETOUCH



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