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 for solarize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solarize \So"lar*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solarized; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Solarizing.] (Photog.)
     To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the
     camera; to burn.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solarize \So"lar*ize\, v. i. (Photog.)
     To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's
     rays in the camera; -- an older term now replaced by
     overexpose.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  solarize
      v 1: 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 [syn:
           solarize, solarise]
      2: become overexposed; "The film solarized" [syn: solarize,
         solarise]
      3: overexpose to sunlight; "be careful not to solarize the
         photographic film" [syn: solarize, solarise]
      4: expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the
         sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These
         herbs suffer when sunned" [syn: sun, insolate,
         solarize, solarise]

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