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overexpose Line breaks: over|ex¦pose
Pronunciation: /əʊv(ə)rɪkˈspəʊz/

Definition of overexpose in English:


[with object]
1Expose too much, especially to the public eye or to risk: many UK banks were overexposed to overseas lending risks
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  • The dollar pessimists argue that the Asian central banks are already dangerously overexposed both to the dollar and to the U.S. bond market.
  • ‘The media overexposes him, and then turns around and asks the question: ‘Is he overexposed?’
  • ‘The salmon stock was so overexposed that it's still recovering today,’ said Robillard.
1.1 Photography Expose (film or a part of an image) for too long a time: the sunlit background is overexposed [no object]: you’ll need to overexpose by a stop or more to stop whites being reproduced as grey
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  • You can easily overexpose your film by including too many bursts on one frame, as the fireworks overlap one another.
  • One simple filter is a piece of grossly overexposed black-and-white film that has been fully processed.
  • He would sometimes overexpose the film for a distinctive look, most prominently in ‘Butch Cassidy.’



Pronunciation: /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪkˈspəʊzjə/
Example sentences
  • And then our series of special reports on ‘Selling America’ continues tonight with celebrity exposure and overexposure.
  • The danger is that in becoming fashionable, it kills itself off by overexposure.
  • It's also just sort of exhaustive overexposure.

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