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[oh-ver-ik-spohz] /ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈspoʊz/
verb (used with object), overexposed, overexposing.
to expose too much, as to the sun, cold, or light rays (often used reflexively):
Be careful of overexposing yourself to the sun.
Photography. to expose (a film or the like) to too much light.
Origin of overexpose
First recorded in 1865-70; over- + expose Unabridged
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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


verb (transitive)
to expose too much or for too long
(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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