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solarize

[soh-luh-rahyz] /ˈsoʊ ləˌraɪz/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; solar1 + -ize
Related forms
solarization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for solarization

solarize

/ˈsəʊləˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
solarization, solarisation, noun
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