solarization

solarize

[soh-luh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), solarized, solarizing.
1.
Photography. to reverse (an image) partially, as from negative to positive, by exposure to light during development.
2.
to adapt (a building) to the use of solar energy: We hope to solarize our house within five years.
3.
to affect by sunlight.
verb (used without object), solarized, solarizing.
4.
Photography. (of material) to become injured by overexposure.
Also, especially British, solarise.


Origin:
1850–55; solar1 + -ize

solarization, noun
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solarize or solarise (ˈsəʊləˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to treat by exposure to the sun's rays
2.  photog to reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light after developing and washing, and then redeveloping
3.  to expose (a patient) to the therapeutic effects of solar or ultraviolet light
 
solarise or solarise
 
vb
 
solari'zation or solarise
 
n
 
solari'sation or solarise
 
n

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