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overexposure

[oh-ver-ik-spoh-zher] /ˈoʊ vər ɪkˈspoʊ ʒər/
noun
1.
excessive exposure, especially of photographic film or a sensitized plate to light rays.
2.
the condition of having been seen, heard, or advertised so frequently or for so long that freshness or appeal is diminished.
Origin of overexposure
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; over- + exposure
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  • But when you get down to the water's edge and shoot across the shining river, beware of overexposure.

    If You Don't Write Fiction Charles Phelps Cushing
  • The patent-medicine evil cannot be cured by occasional exposure or by overexposure.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen

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