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retouch

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verb re·touch \(ˌ)rē-ˈtəch\

Definition of retouch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rework in order to improve :  touch up

  3. 2 :  to alter (something, such as a photographic negative) to produce a more desirable appearance

  4. 3 :  to color (new growth of hair) to match previously dyed, tinted, or bleached hair

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to make or give retouches

retoucher

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Examples of retouch in a sentence

  1. The photo had been retouched to remove the wrinkles around his eyes.

Origin and Etymology of retouch

French retoucher, from Middle French, from re- + toucher to touch


First Known Use: circa 1650


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retouch

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noun re·touch \ˈrē-ˌtəch, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\

Definition of retouch

  1. :  the act or process or an instance of retouching; especially :  the retouching of a new growth of hair

1703

First Known Use of retouch

1703


RETOUCH Defined for English Language Learners

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retouch

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verb re·touch \(ˌ)rē-ˈtəch\

Definition of retouch for English Language Learners

  • : to make small changes to (something, such as a photograph) in order to improve the way it looks

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