overexpose

[ oh-ver-ik-spohz ]
/ ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈspoʊz /

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.

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Origin of overexpose

First recorded in 1865–70; over- + expose
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British Dictionary definitions for overexpose

overexpose
/ (ˌəʊvərɪksˈpəʊz) /

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 forms of overexpose

overexposure, noun
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