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VERB (4)

1. 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;
[syn: solarize, solarise]

2. become overexposed;
- Example: "The film solarized"
[syn: solarize, solarise]

3. overexpose to sunlight;
- Example: "be careful not to solarize the photographic film"
[syn: solarize, solarise]

4. expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun;
- Example: "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"
- Example: "These herbs suffer when sunned"
[syn: sun, insolate, solarize, solarise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solarize \So"lar*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solarized; p. pr. & vb. n. Solarizing.] (Photog.) To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the camera; to burn. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Solarize \So"lar*ize\, v. i. (Photog.) To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's rays in the camera; -- an older term now replaced by overexpose. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

solarize v 1: 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 [syn: solarize, solarise] 2: become overexposed; "The film solarized" [syn: solarize, solarise] 3: overexpose to sunlight; "be careful not to solarize the photographic film" [syn: solarize, solarise] 4: expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned" [syn: sun, insolate, solarize, solarise]