Definition of Solarise

1. Verb. 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.

Exact synonyms: Solarize
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Related verbs: Solarize, Solarize
Generic synonyms: Develop

2. Verb. Become overexposed. "The film solarized"
Exact synonyms: Solarize
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Solarize, Solarize

3. Verb. Overexpose to sunlight. "Be careful not to solarize the photographic film"
Exact synonyms: Solarize
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Overexpose
Related verbs: Solarize, Solarize

4. Verb. Expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun. "These herbs suffer when sunned"
Exact synonyms: Insolate, Solarize, Sun
Generic synonyms: Expose
Derivative terms: Insolation, Insolation, Insolation, Solarisation, Solarization, Sun

Definition of Solarise

1. Verb. (British spelling) (alternative spelling of solarize) ¹

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Definition of Solarise

1. to solarize [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES] - See also: solarize

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solarise

solar thermal system
solar time
solar topee
solar tracker
solar trap
solar urticaria
solar wind
solar winds
solar year
solar years
solarise (current term)

Literary usage of Solarise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mechanics' Magazine (1856)
"... the fins) result should depend on the time of exposure: the red ray, aided by daylight, should solarise (blacken) its portion at /art; but this, ..."

2. The British Journal of Photographyby Liverpool Photographic Society by Liverpool Photographic Society (1874)
"details of the joists, and yet not solarise the bright wall—the common wet process or my moist one—the same collodion and bath being used in both cases? ..."

3. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1833)
"This circumstance having led us to suspect the presence of an alkali in this fluid, and moreover the experiments of M. Fodere on others of the solarise, ..."

4. Instruction in Photography by William de Wiveleslie Abney (1900)
"... the usual kind of paper, because these parts more readily "solarise" (page 398)—indeed, in some cases a large portion of the picture may be so affected. ..."

5. The Photographic News edited by Sir William Crookes, G Wharton Simpson (1859)
"38 quality and its certainty would be lost. Expose for the shadows, as this paper does not solarise. DEVELOPING TUE PICTURE should not be deferred more ..."

6. Travels in the Equatorial Regions of South America, in 1832 by Adrian Russell Terry (1834)
"... of foam for a long distance, loses it among the foliage, apparently about half way down. In the rainy season this fell * Fuchsia; Andromeda solarise. ..."

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