overexpose

verb

over·​ex·​pose ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspōz How to pronounce overexpose (audio)
overexposed; overexposing; overexposes

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
overexposure noun

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The idea is that over time—and with repetitive injections—your body is overexposed to the complex proteins that are bound to the neurotoxin. Taryn Brooke, Allure, 16 Apr. 2024 Her Monster-In-Law co-star Jane Fonda warns Lopez of letting her relationship get too overexposed again. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 28 Feb. 2024 Regulators asked all commercial banks to check if they were overexposed to any type of asset, and for many of them in Florida that meant too much real estate lending and a need to step back on many future deals. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 The shot shows Neptune (overexposed in the middle) as well as its frozen moon Triton. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 Some photos are overexposed and chemically stained, others underdeveloped and marked by bends in the prints and finger smudges. Gioncarlo Valentine, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 The hostess noticed on her own that plaintiff was clearly overexposed in her dress and discreetly and respectfully offered her a shawl for coverage. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 25 Oct. 2023 Some of the alleged co-conspirators, for example, are overexposed to the point of disappearing into the background. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2023 The bank slid into insolvency because its larger customers pulled deposits rather than borrow at higher interest rates and the bank’s balance sheets were overexposed, forcing it to sell bonds at a loss to cover the withdrawals. Kat Stafford, Fortune, 20 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overexpose was in 1856

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“Overexpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overexpose. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

overexpose

verb
over·​ex·​pose ˌō-və-rik-ˈspōz How to pronounce overexpose (audio)
overexposed; overexposing
: to expose (as photographic material) for a longer time than is needed or desirable
overexposure noun

Medical Definition

overexpose

transitive verb
over·​ex·​pose ˌō-və-rik-ˈspōz How to pronounce overexpose (audio)
overexposed; overexposing
: to expose excessively
skin overexposed to sunlight
overexposure noun

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