—v.t. 1. Photog.to reverse (an image) partially, as from negative to positive, by exposure to light during development.
2. to adapt (a building) to the use of solar energy: We hope to solarize our house within five years. 3. to affect by sunlight.
—v.i. Photog.(of material) to become injured by overexposure. Also,esp. Brit.,so'lar•ise".