underexpose

[uhn-der-ik-spohz]

verb (used with object), un·der·ex·posed, un·der·ex·pos·ing.

to expose either to insufficient light or to sufficient light for too short a period, as in photography.

Nearby words

  1. underemphasis,
  2. underemphasize,
  3. underemployed,
  4. underendowed,
  5. underestimate,
  6. underexposed,
  7. underexposure,
  8. underfed,
  9. underfeed,
  10. underfelt

Origin of underexpose

First recorded in 1885–90; under- + expose

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British Dictionary definitions for underexpose

underexpose

verb (tr)

photog to expose (a film, plate, or paper) for too short a period or with insufficient light so as not to produce the required effect
(often passive) to fail to subject to appropriate or expected publicity
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