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Verb: solarize  'sow-lu,rIz
  1. (photography) reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light, then washing and redeveloping it
    - solarise [Brit]
     
  2. (photography) become overexposed
    "The film solarized";
    - solarise [Brit]
     
  3. (photography) overexpose to sunlight
    "be careful not to solarize the photographic film";
    - solarise [Brit]
     
  4. Expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun
    "These herbs suffer when solarized";
    - sun, insolate, solarise [Brit]

Derived forms: solarizes, solarizing, solarized

Type of: change, develop, expose, overexpose

Encyclopedia: Solarize