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English definition of “airbrush”

airbrush

verb [T]     /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 ).
(Definition of airbrush verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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