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Definition of overexpose verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overexpose
    he / she / it overexposes
    past simple overexposed
    -ing form overexposing
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  1. 1overexpose something to affect the quality of a photograph or film by allowing too much light to enter the camera opposite underexpose
  2. 2overexpose somebody/something to allow someone or something to be seen too much on television, in the newspapers, etc. The club is careful not to let the younger players be overexposed, and rarely allows them to be interviewed.
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noun [uncountable] skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun
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