Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

overexpose

[oh-ver-ik-spohz]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object), o·ver·ex·posed, o·ver·ex·pos·ing.
  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.
Show More

Origin of overexpose

First recorded in 1865–70; over- + expose
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for overexpose

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • For the same reason the exposure is very long, ranging from ten minutes to half an hour; it is, in fact, difficult to overexpose.

    Photographic Amusements, Ninth Edition

    Walter E. Woodbury and Frank R. Fraprie


British Dictionary definitions for overexpose

overexpose

verb (tr)
  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
Show More
Derived Formsoverexposure, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012