overexpose

verb
over·ex·pose | \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspōz \
overexposed; overexposing; overexposes

Definition of overexpose 

transitive verb

: to expose excessively: such as

a : to expose to excessive radiation (such as light) overexpose film an overexposed photograph

b : to expose (someone, such as a celebrity) to excessive publicity especially to the extent that attraction is diminished

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Other words from overexpose

overexposure \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspō-zhər \ noun

Synonyms for overexpose

Synonyms

hackney, overuse, stereotype, vulgarize

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Examples of overexpose in a Sentence

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

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Joaquin Phoenix is officially stepping into The Joker for a Warner Bros. origin story depicting DC Comic's most infamous, and arguably overexposed, villain. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Joaquin Phoenix's Joker origin story is officially on and fans are irked," 10 July 2018 William and Kate won't want to overexpose their children. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Kisses Baby Brother Prince Louis in New Photos from the Royal Family," 5 May 2018 William and Kate won't want to overexpose their children. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Kisses Baby Brother Prince Louis in New Photos from the Royal Family," 5 May 2018 In March, Philipps revealed on Instagram she was diagnosed to photokeratitis, a painful condition that occurs when the eyes are overexposed to UV rays. Fox News, "Busy Philipps shares post-surgery snap after sinus operation," 23 May 2018 Outside of Charlotte, who is more talented in the ring, Rousey has no peers, and a large part of that is the fact that she is not overexposed like the vast majority of the WWE roster. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: A Rare Interview With Pentagon Jr.; the Ripple Effect of WWE’s Fox Deal," 23 May 2018 William and Kate won't want to overexpose their children. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Kisses Baby Brother Prince Louis in New Photos from the Royal Family," 5 May 2018 Mathews overexposed the snowy exterior scenes by a few stops on her Mamiya 7 camera to make them appear blown out and delicate while shooting the dark, manmade bunkers normally. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Hunting for Frankenstein Amid Switzerland's Melting Glaciers and Nuclear Bunkers," 21 May 2018 William and Kate won't want to overexpose their children. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Charlotte Kisses Baby Brother Prince Louis in New Photos from the Royal Family," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of overexpose

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overexpose was in 1856

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overexpose

verb

English Language Learners Definition of overexpose

: 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)

overexpose

transitive verb
over·ex·pose | \ ˌō-və-rik-ˈspōz \
overexposed; overexposing

Medical Definition of overexpose 

: to expose excessively skin overexposed to sunlight

Other words from overexpose

overexposure \-ˈspō-zhər \ noun

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