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retouch

verb re·touch \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtəch \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of retouch

transitive verb
1 : to rework in order to improve : touch up
2 : to alter (something, such as a photographic negative) to produce a more desirable appearance
3 : to color (new growth of hair) to match previously dyed, tinted, or bleached hair
intransitive verb
: to make or give retouches

retoucher

noun

Examples of retouch in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of retouch

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


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retouch

noun re·touch \ ˈrē-ˌtəch , (ˌ)rē-ˈtəch \

Definition of retouch

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

First Known Use of retouch

1703


RETOUCH Defined for English Language Learners

retouch

verb

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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