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retouch

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verb re·touch \(ˌ)rē-ˈtəch\

Simple Definition of retouch

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

Full Definition of retouch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rework in order to improve :  touch up

  3. 2 :  to alter (as a photographic negative) to produce a more desirable appearance

  4. 3 :  to color (new growth of hair) to match previously dyed, tinted, or bleached hair

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  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


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retouch

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noun re·touch \ˈrē-ˌtəch, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\

Definition of retouch

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



1703

First Known Use of retouch

1703


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