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Meaning of SOLARIZE

Pronunciation:  'sowlu`rIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  overexpose to sunlight; of photographic film
  3. [v]  become overepxosed, of photographic film
  4. [v]  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

SOLARIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: insolate, solarise, sun
 See Also: change, develop, expose, overexpose



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \So"lar*ize\, v. i. (Photog.)
    To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's
    rays in the camera.