from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To add new details or touches to for correction or improvement.
- transitive v. To improve or change (a photographic negative or print), as by adding details or removing flaws.
- transitive v. To color (recent growth of hair) to match hair that was tinted, dyed, or bleached at an earlier date.
- transitive v. Archaeology To modify (a flaked stone tool) by secondary flaking along the cutting edge.
- intransitive v. To give or make retouches.
- n. The act, process, or an instance of retouching.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To improve something (especially a photograph), by adding or correcting details, or by removing flaws.
- v. To colour the roots of hair to match hair previously coloured.
- v. To modify a flint tool by making secondary flaking along the cutting edge.
- n. The act of retouching.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To touch again, or rework, in order to improve; to revise.
- transitive v. To correct or change, as a negative, by handwork.
- n. A partial reworking,as of a painting, a sculptor's clay model, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To touch or touch up again; improve by new touches; revise; specifically, in the fine arts, to improve, as a painting, by new touches; go over a second time, as a work of art, in order to restore or strengthen a faded part, make additions, or remove blemishes, for its general improvement.
- n. A repeated touch; an additional touch given in revision; specifically, in the fine arts, additional work done on that which might previonsly have been regarded as finished.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give retouches to (hair)
- v. alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance
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