[ ik-spohzd ]
/ ɪkˈspoʊzd /


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

Origin of exposed

First recorded in 1620–30; expose + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM exposed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for unexposed

British Dictionary definitions for unexposed (1 of 2)

/ (ˌʌnɪkˈspəʊzd) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for unexposed (2 of 2)

/ (ɪkˈspəʊzd) /


not concealed; displayed for viewing
without shelter from the elements
susceptible to attack or criticism; vulnerable
mountaineering (of a climb, pitch, or move) performed on a high, sheer, and unsheltered rock face

Derived forms of exposed

exposedness (ɪkˈspəʊzɪdnɪs), noun
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