re·​ex·​pose (ˌ)rē-ik-ˈspōz How to pronounce reexpose (audio)
variants or re-expose
reexposed or re-exposed; reexposing or re-exposing

transitive verb

: to expose (something or someone) again
Workers simply pushed clean sand over other sections of blackened beach; by August, the tides had reexposed the oil.John Horgan
When the mice were exposed to the bee venom and then reexposed three weeks later at least 80 percent survived …Dina Fine Maron
reexposure noun
or re-exposure
plural reexposures or re-exposures
reexposure of buried rocks by erosion
In refugee situations where women and children's health conditions have improved, repatriation may mean reexposure to diseases and other conditions that will once again throw their lives in jeopardy. Marcia Ann Gillespie

Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reexpose was in 1693

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Cite this Entry

“Reexpose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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