overexpose

verb
over·​ex·​pose | \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspōz How to pronounce overexpose (audio) \
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 How to pronounce overexposure (audio) \ 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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To keep the brand from becoming overexposed, Chanel tightly limits supply and raises prices. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Keeping Chanel on Top in the Post-Lagerfeld Era," 22 Feb. 2019 If none of this enables you to sleep at night, you may be overexposed to stocks. Jason Zweig, WSJ, "No, Stocks Aren’t Cheap, but Don’t Act Rashly," 21 Aug. 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. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Busy Philipps shares post-surgery snap after sinus operation," 22 May 2018 Just as in nighttime shots, the mode is ill-suited to photographing moving objects, however, there’s no danger of the camera overexposing daylight scenes. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Google’s Night Sight is subtly awesome in the daytime, too," 26 Nov. 2018 Car makers aren’t the only ones overexposed to China. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Car Makers Have a Lot to Lose From China’s Slowdown," 14 Sep. 2018 Weber proposes that one reason this happens is that students are simply overexposed to the probability format in their math classes. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Fixed mindsets” might be why we don’t understand statistics," 14 Oct. 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. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Busy Philipps shares post-surgery snap after sinus operation," 22 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of overexpose

1856, in the meaning defined above

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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 How to pronounce overexpose (audio) \
overexposed; overexposing

Medical Definition of overexpose

: to expose excessively skin overexposed to sunlight

Other Words from overexpose

overexposure \ -​ˈspō-​zhər How to pronounce overexposure (audio) \ noun

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