Definition of overexpose
: to expose excessively: such asa : to expose to excessive radiation (such as light) overexpose film an overexposed photographb : to expose (someone, such as a celebrity) to excessive publicity especially to the extent that attraction is diminished
overexposureplay \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspō-zhər\ 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 of overexpose from the Web
For these treatments to work over the long term, health care providers need to rotate them among patients to avoid overexposing lice to any single drug and thus lessen the chances of the lice developing resistance to it.
Kushner risks becoming overexposed too, just as Bannon did, reportedly irking the president.
Fraser was alleged to have overexposed workers to lead during the extraction of the old engine.
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First Known Use of overexpose
OVEREXPOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overexpose for English Language Learners
: 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)
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