exposed

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adjective ex·posed \ ik-ˈspōzd \

Definition of exposed

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

Examples of exposed in a Sentence

  1. without our immune systems we'd be exposed to all sorts of deadly infections

  2. the exposed electrical wires were a safety hazard

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First Known Use of exposed

circa 1623

Synonym Discussion of exposed

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

EXPOSED Defined for English Language Learners

exposed

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Definition of exposed for English Language Learners

  • : not protected or covered



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