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English definition of “airbrush”

airbrush

noun [C] uk   /ˈeə.brʌʃ/ us    /ˈer-/
a machine that spreads paint using air pressure, used for painting or for delicate improvement work on photographsPhotographyPainting and drawing materials

airbrush

verb [T] uk   /ˈeə.brʌʃ/ us    /ˈer-/
to use an airbrush to cover or improve the appearance of something: pictures of airbrushed models It's so obvious in the photo that her wrinkles have been airbrushed out (= removed from the photograph with an airbrush).PhotographyPainting, drawing and printing to represent something as being different from how it really is: It's almost as if the revolutionary leaders have been airbrushed out of history (= ignored by the official version of history ).
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