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overexpose

[oh-ver-ik-spohz] /ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈspoʊz/
verb (used with object), overexposed, overexposing.
1.
to expose too much, as to the sun, cold, or light rays (often used reflexively):
Be careful of overexposing yourself to the sun.
2.
Photography. to expose (a film or the like) to too much light.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; over- + expose
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Examples from the web for overexpose
  • How easy is it to overexpose food in a microwave then have it insanely hot, too hot to eat.
  • There's no going back if you overexpose digital pictures.
  • Mostly you want to shoot it backlit to maximize the contrast difference, and be sure not to overexpose the lit up atmosphere.
  • If you put your camera on auto, it tends to overexpose the soft light that occurs around sunset.
  • To overexpose in such a way on a press plate that no tints come up.
  • Care shall be exercised not to overexpose or dislodge the aggregate.
  • Conversely, a shutter speed that is set too slow will overexpose the image, resulting in loss of data due to image saturation.
  • No form of medical care or surgery can repair the damage to hearing caused by overexpose re to noise.
British Dictionary definitions for overexpose

overexpose

/ˌəʊvərɪksˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to expose too much or for too long
2.
(photog) to expose (a film, plate, or paper) for too long a period or with too bright a light
Derived Forms
overexposure, noun
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