overexpose

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verb over·ex·pose \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspōz\

Definition of overexpose

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

overexposure

play \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈspō-zhər\ noun

Examples of overexpose in a Sentence

  1. It is harmful to overexpose your skin to the sun's rays.

  2. He has been overexposed by the media.

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First Known Use of overexpose

1856


OVEREXPOSE Defined for English Language Learners

overexpose

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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)


Medical Dictionary

overexpose

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transitive verb over·ex·pose \ˌō-və-rik-ˈspōz\

Medical Definition of overexpose

overexposed

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overexposing

  1. :  to expose excessively skin overexposed to sunlight

overexposure

\-ˈspō-zhər\play noun


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