[ soh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsoʊ ləˌraɪz /
verb (used with object), so·lar·ized, so·lar·iz·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·lar·ized, so·lar·iz·ing.
Photography. (of material) to become injured by overexposure.
Why Do We Have Leap Year?Even though the standard calendar year is 365 days, the Earth actually takes 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds to go completely around the sun. (This is called a solar year.) In order to keep the calendar cycle synchronized with the seasons, one extra day is (usually) added every four years as February 29th. The Julian calendar (established by Julius Caesar in …
Also especially British, so·lar·ise.
Related formsso·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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This will shorten the time in the camera nearly five minutes; but it requires care, as it is apt to solarize.
British Dictionary definitions for solarize
/ (ˈsəʊləˌraɪz) /
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 Formssolarization or solarisation, noun
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