verb (used with object), o·ver·ex·posed, o·ver·ex·pos·ing.

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
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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 (tr)

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 Formsoverexposure, noun
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