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English definition of “develop”

develop

verb [I or T] (PROCESS FILM)    /dɪˈvel.əp/
to make photographs or negatives from a film: I haven't had my holiday photos developed yet.Photography
(Definition of develop verb (PROCESS FILM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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