latensify

[ ley-ten-suh-fahy ]
/ leɪˈtɛn səˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), la·ten·si·fied, la·ten·si·fy·ing. Photography.

to increase the developability of (the latent image on a film or plate) after exposure.

Nearby words

  1. lateenrigged,
  2. lately,
  3. laten,
  4. latency,
  5. latency period,
  6. latent,
  7. latent allergy,
  8. latent ambiguity,
  9. latent content,
  10. latent diabetes

Origin of latensify

1935–40; la(tent) + (in)tensify, modeled on latensification, a blend of latent and intensification

Related formsla·ten·si·fi·ca·tion [ley-ten-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /leɪˌtɛn sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun

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