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overexpose

[oh-ver-ik-spohz] /ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈspoʊz/
verb (used with object), overexposed, overexposing.
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.
Origin of overexpose
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; over- + expose
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  • 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

/ˌəʊvərɪksˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
overexposure, noun
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