[ soh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsoʊ ləˌraɪz /
Save This Word!
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.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
Also especially British, so·lar·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM solarizeso·lar·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby solarize
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Example sentences from the Web for solarize
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 forms of solarizesolarization or solarisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012