solarize

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verb so·lar·ize \ˈsō-lə-ˌrīz\

Definition of solarize

solarized

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solarizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to affect by the action of the sun's raysb :  to expose to sunlight

  3. 2 :  to subject (photographic materials) to solarization

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1853

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