Definition of Solarize

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



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

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

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

Definition of Solarize

1. v. t. To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the camera; to burn.

2. v. i. To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's rays in the camera.

Definition of Solarize

1. Verb. (transitive American spelling) To subject to solarization. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Solarize

1. to expose to sunlight [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Solarize

1. To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the camera; to burn. Origin: Solarized; Solarizing. To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's rays in the camera. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solarize

solarimeters
solarisation
solarisations
solarise
solarised
solarises
solarising
solarism
solarisms
solarist
solarists
solarium
solariums
solarization
solarizations
solarize (current term)
solarized
solarizes
solarizing
solars
solartype
solary
solas
solasonine
solastalgia
solastalgias
solasulfone
solate
solated
solates

Literary usage of Solarize

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1. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"Because you cannot solarize the soil when a crop is growing, consider solarizing ... The procedure To solarize soil in vegetable gardens or planting beds, ..."

2. The Progress of Photography Since the Year 1879: A Review of the More by Hermann Wilhelm Vogel (1883)
"Plates exposed in hydrogen gas, or in a solution having reducing properties, do not, therefore, solarize. Plates exposed in oxidizing solutions solarize ..."

3. Scientific Memoirs, Being Experimental Contributions to a Knowledge of by John William Draper (1878)
"Attention must be paid to the tint: white, reflecting too much light, would solarize upon the proof before the face had had time to come out ..."

4. A Manual of Photography by Robert Hunt (1854)
"Attention must be paid to the tint : white, reflecting too much light, would solarize upon the proof before the face had time to come out, and, ..."

5. Photography by Robert Hunt, Francis Peabody (1853)
"Attention must be paid to the tint: white, reflecting too much light, would solarize upon the proof before the face had time to come out, and, ..."

6. Modern Dry Plates: Or, Emulsion Photography by Josef Maria Eder (1881)
"If an emulsion plate be exposed beforehand to weak diffused light, it will solarize more rapidly than if it had not been so exposed. ..."

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