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  1. left or being without shelter or protection: The house stood on a windy, exposed cliff.
  2. laid open to view; unconcealed: an exposed king of spades.
  3. susceptible to attack; vulnerable.

Origin of exposed

First recorded in 1620–30; expose + -ed2
Related formsex·pos·ed·ness [ik-spoh-zid-nis] /ɪkˈspoʊ zɪd nɪs/, nounhalf-ex·posed, adjectivequa·si-ex·posed, adjectiveself-ex·posed, adjectivesem·i·ex·posed, adjectiveun·ex·posed, adjectivewell-ex·posed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. not having been exhibited or brought to public notice
  2. (of a slide, photograph, etc) not having been subjected to the exposure process


  1. not concealed; displayed for viewing
  2. without shelter from the elements
  3. susceptible to attack or criticism; vulnerable
  4. mountaineering (of a climb, pitch, or move) performed on a high, sheer, and unsheltered rock face
Derived Formsexposedness (ɪkˈspəʊzɪdnɪs), noun
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