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[oh-ver-ik-spohz] /ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈspoʊz/

verb (used with object), overexposed, overexposing.
to too much, as to the sun, cold, or light rays (often used reflexively):
Be careful of overexposing yourself to the sun.
Photography. to (a film or the like) to too much light.
verb (transitive)
to expose too much or for too long
(photog) to expose (a film, plate, or paper) for too long a period or with too bright a light

1869, in photography, from over- + expose (v.). Figurative sense, in reference to celebrity, first attested 1969 (implied in overexposure). Related: Over-exposed; over-exposing.


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