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
<without our immune systems we'd be exposed to all sorts of deadly infections>
<the exposed electrical wires were a safety hazard>
First Known Use of exposed
Synonym Discussion of exposed
Both liable and apt when followed by an infinitive are used nearly interchangeably with likely. Although conflicting advice has been given over the years, most current commentators accept apt when so used. They generally recommend limiting liable to situations having an undesirable outcome, and our evidence shows that in edited writing it is more often so used than not.
EXPOSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exposed for English Language Learners
: not protected or covered
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