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tr.v. un·der·ex·posed, un·der·ex·pos·ing, un·der·ex·pos·es
To expose (film) to light for too short a time or to light or radiation that is insufficient to produce normal image contrast.
un′der·ex·po′sure (-ĭk-spō′zhər) n.
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1. (Photography) photog to expose (a film, plate, or paper) for too short a period or with insufficient light so as not to produce the required effect
2. (often passive) to fail to subject to appropriate or expected publicity
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un•der•ex•pose(ˌʌn dər ɪkˈspoʊz)
v.t. -posed, -pos•ing.
to expose to insufficient light, as in photography.
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Past participle: underexposed
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|Verb||1.||underexpose - expose to too little light; "The film is underexposed, so the image is very dark"|
expose - expose to light, of photographic film
overexpose - expose to too much light; "the photographic film was overexposed and there is no image"
|2.||underexpose - expose insufficiently; "The child was underexposed to language"|
expose - expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
overexpose - expose excessively; "As a child, I was overexposed to French movies"
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