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retouch

verb [T] uk   /ˌriːˈtʌtʃ/ us  
to make small changes to a picture, photograph, etc., especially in order to improve it: We had the wedding photos retouched to make it seem like a sunny day.
Translations of “retouch”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指爲完善而)潤色,修飾,修整…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指为完善而)润色,修饰,修整…
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