ex·​posed | \ ik-ˈspōzd How to pronounce exposed (audio) \

Definition of exposed

1 : open to view
2 : not shielded or protected also : not insulated an exposed electric wire

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liable, open, exposed, subject, prone, susceptible, sensitive mean being by nature or through circumstances likely to experience something adverse. liable implies a possibility or probability of incurring something because of position, nature, or particular situation. liable to get lost open stresses a lack of barriers preventing incurrence. a claim open to question exposed suggests lack of protection or powers of resistance against something actually present or threatening. exposed to infection subject implies an openness for any reason to something that must be suffered or undergone. all reports are subject to review prone stresses natural tendency or propensity to incur something. prone to delay susceptible implies conditions existing in one's nature or individual constitution that make incurrence probable. very susceptible to flattery sensitive implies a readiness to respond to or be influenced by forces or stimuli. unduly sensitive to criticism

Examples of exposed in a Sentence

without our immune systems we'd be exposed to all sorts of deadly infections the exposed electrical wires were a safety hazard
Recent Examples on the Web The kitchen opens onto a covered deck so spacious and inviting the new owners will live there during the warm weather months while basking in the more exposed sections when the weather is cooler. Mary Carole Mccauley, Baltimore Sun, 13 July 2022 Scorching Mars and healing Chiron are linking up in your extreme 8th House of Intimacy, which could leave you feeling very exposed. Chicago Tribune, 14 June 2022 For more confident or experienced users, a thinner or more exposed blade works well to get fine hairs. Madison Yauger,, 14 June 2022 The lake bed contains high levels of arsenic and as more of it becomes exposed, wind storms carry that arsenic into the lungs of nearby residents, who make up three-quarters of Utah’s population. New York Times, 7 June 2022 After 16 miles tracing the contours of the rugged and exposed terrain, the ride tops out at 6,646 feet at Logan Pass, surrounded by a majestic arrangement of mountains in all directions and views to the east side of the continental divide. Outside Online, 7 Apr. 2022 In a related sweep of magic, wildflowers begin blooming on the eastern, more exposed end of the Gorge and then sweep westward toward the greener, forested zone that touches Clark County, Tkach said. Scott Hewitt, oregonlive, 27 Mar. 2022 Pamela Anderson is once again staring into a handheld video camera, more exposed than ever. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 23 Feb. 2022 In comparison to any of its stagings in New York and elsewhere, this Los Angeles production of Jeremy O. Harris’ provocative piece is arguably a more immediate and exposed experience for both the viewers and the cast. Jason Armond, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of exposed

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Exposed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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