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solarize

[ soh-luh-rahyz ]
/ 藞so蕣 l蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), so路lar路ized, so路lar路iz路ing.
Photography. to reverse (an image) partially, as from negative to positive, by exposure to light during development.
to adapt (a building) to the use of solar energy: We hope to solarize our house within five years.
to affect by sunlight.
verb (used without object), so路lar路ized, so路lar路iz路ing.
Photography. (of material) to become injured by overexposure.
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Also especially British, so路lar路ise .

Origin of solarize

First recorded in 1850鈥55; solar1 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM solarize

so路lar路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for solarize

solarize

solarise

/ (藞s蓹蕣l蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to treat by exposure to the sun's rays
photog to reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light after developing and washing, and then redeveloping
to expose (a patient) to the therapeutic effects of solar or ultraviolet light

Derived forms of solarize

solarization or solarisation, noun
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