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Definition of retouch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

retouch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retouch
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃ//
 
he / she / it retouches
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃɪz//
 
past simple retouched
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃt//
 
past participle retouched
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃt//
 
-ing form retouching
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʌtʃɪŋ//
 
 
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retouch something to make small changes to a picture or photograph so that it looks better Word Origin late 17th cent.: probably from French retoucher.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: retouch