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re·touch

 (rē-tŭch′)
v. re·touched, re·touch·ing, re·touch·es
v.tr.
1. To add new details or touches to for correction or improvement.
2. To improve or change (a photographic negative or print), as by adding details or removing flaws.
3. To color (recent growth of hair) to match hair that was tinted, dyed, or bleached at an earlier date.
4. Archaeology To modify (a flaked stone tool) by secondary flaking along the cutting edge.
v.intr.
To give or make retouches.
n. (rē′tŭch′, rē-tŭch′)
The act, process, or an instance of retouching.

re·touch′er n.

retouch

(riːˈtʌtʃ)
vb (tr)
1. (Art Terms) to restore, correct, or improve (a painting, make-up, etc) with new touches
2. (Photography) photog to alter (a negative or print) by painting over blemishes or adding details
3. to make small finishing improvements to
4. (Archaeology) archaeol to detach small flakes from (a stone) in order to make a tool
n
5. (Art Terms) the art or practice of retouching
6. (Photography) the art or practice of retouching
7. (Art Terms) a detail that is the result of retouching
8. (Photography) a detail that is the result of retouching
9. (Art Terms) a photograph, painting, etc, that has been retouched
10. (Photography) a photograph, painting, etc, that has been retouched
11. (Archaeology) archaeol fine percussion to shape flakes of stone into usable tools
reˈtouchable adj
reˈtoucher n

re•touch

(v. riˈtʌtʃ; n. ˈriˌtʌtʃ, riˈtʌtʃ)

v.t.
1. to improve with new touches, details, or the like; touch up, as a painting or makeup.
2. to alter (a photograph) after development by adding or removing lines, lightening areas, etc.
3. to tint or bleach (a new growth of hair) to match previously dyed hair.
n.
4. an added touch, as to a painting, by way of improvement or alteration.
5. an act or instance of retouching.
[1675–85; < Middle French retoucher=re- re- + toucher to touch]
re•touch′er, n.

retouch


Past participle: retouched
Gerund: retouching

Imperative
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Present
I retouch
you retouch
he/she/it retouches
we retouch
you retouch
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Preterite
I retouched
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Present Continuous
I am retouching
you are retouching
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Present Perfect
I have retouched
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we have retouched
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Past Continuous
I was retouching
you were retouching
he/she/it was retouching
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Past Perfect
I had retouched
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we had retouched
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Future
I will retouch
you will retouch
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Future Perfect
I will have retouched
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Future Continuous
I will be retouching
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retouching
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retouching
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you will have been retouching
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retouching
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Conditional
I would retouch
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Past Conditional
I would have retouched
you would have retouched
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.retouch - give retouches to (hair); "retouch the roots"
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
2.retouch - alter so as to produce a more desirable appearanceretouch - alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance; "This photograph has been retouched!"
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
enhance - make better or more attractive; "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"

retouch

verb
To improve by making minor changes or additions:
Translations

retouch

[ˈriːˈtʌtʃ] VTretocar

retouch

vt (Art, Phot) → retuschieren
References in classic literature ?
Quite unmoved she retouches and replenishes the contents of the bowl with her little spatula.
Liz Hurley admits she retouches her holiday photographs.
Are these "retouches," like the earlier collections of that name (the Retouches of 1970, which won the prix Max Jacob), touch-ups meant to restore originals lost in imagination or dream?