retoucher

retouch

[v. ree-tuhch; n. ree-tuhch, ree-tuhch]
verb (used with object)
1.
to improve with new touches, highlights, or the like; touch up or rework, as a painting or makeup.
2.
Photography. to alter (a negative or positive) after development by adding or removing lines, lightening areas, etc., with a pencil, brush, or knife.
3.
to dye, tint, or bleach (a new growth of hair) to match or blend with the color of an earlier and previously dyed growth.
noun
4.
an added touch to a picture, painting, paint job, etc., by way of improvement or alteration.
5.
an act or instance of dyeing new growth of hair to blend with previously dyed hair.

Origin:
1675–85; < Middle French retoucher, equivalent to re- re- + toucher to touch

retouchable, adjective
retoucher, noun
unretouched, adjective
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retouch (riːˈtʌtʃ)
 
vb
1.  to restore, correct, or improve (a painting, make-up, etc) with new touches
2.  photog to alter (a negative or print) by painting over blemishes or adding details
3.  to make small finishing improvements to
4.  archaeol to detach small flakes from (a stone) in order to make a tool
 
n
5.  the art or practice of retouching
6.  a detail that is the result of retouching
7.  a photograph, painting, etc, that has been retouched
8.  archaeol fine percussion to shape flakes of stone into usable tools
 
re'touchable
 
adj
 
re'toucher
 
n

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retouch
1650, from Fr. retoucher (13c.) "to touch again" (with a view to improving)," from re- "again" + toucher (see touch).
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