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v. so·lar·ized, so·lar·iz·ing, so·lar·iz·es
To affect by exposing to the sun's rays.
To be overexposed. Used of photographic film.
so′lar·i·za′tion (-lər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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1. (General Physics) to treat by exposure to the sun's rays
2. (Photography) photog to reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light after developing and washing, and then redeveloping
3. (Medicine) to expose (a patient) to the therapeutic effects of solar or ultraviolet light
ˌsolariˈzation, ˌsolariˈsation n
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v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to reverse (a photographic image) by exposure to light during development.
2. to expose to or affect by sunlight.
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Past participle: solarized
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|Verb||1.||solarize - 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|
develop - make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
|2.||solarize - become overexposed; "The film solarized"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|3.||solarize - overexpose to sunlight; "be careful not to solarize the photographic film"|
overexpose - expose to too much light; "the photographic film was overexposed and there is no image"
|4.||solarize - 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"|
expose - expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
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