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 Water levels in California's largest lake continue to drop, subjecting nearby communities to harmful levels of toxic dust stirred up from the dry, exposed lakebed. USA Today, 11 June 2021 One such example is the Great Room, which was designed by local architect Richard Drummond Davis and features a 30-foot ceiling with exposed beams. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 2 June 2021 In his clue package, Piglet spoke about wanting to retreat, after feeling too exposed in the public eye. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 27 May 2021 And those who still remain after that will stay exposed long term. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 22 May 2021 The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, found that as Earth continues to heat up, the land underneath the Antarctic ice sheet will become more exposed. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 17 May 2021 Inside, the interior is bathed in exposed carbon fiber, with its immaculate, glossy weave all over the dashboard and transmission tunnel. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 11 May 2021 He and his camera are covered by a cloth hood, drawing attention to his exposed bare legs and feet. oregonlive, 11 May 2021 Other ideas involve using rotorcraft to perform surveys of exposed water ice on regions of the Martian surface inaccessible to rovers. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of exposed

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of exposed was circa 1623

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14 Jun 2021

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“Exposed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of exposed

: not protected or covered


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