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[oh-ver-ik-spohz] /ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈspoʊz/
verb (used with object), overexposed, overexposing.
to expose too much, as to the sun, cold, or light rays (often used reflexively):
Be careful of overexposing yourself to the sun.
Photography. to expose (a film or the like) to too much light.
Origin of overexpose
1865-70; over- + expose Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


verb (transitive)
to expose too much or for too long
(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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