Definition of exposed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪkˈspəʊzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈspoʊzd//
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  1. 1(of a place) not protected from the weather by trees, buildings or high ground The cottage is in a very exposed position on the top of a hill.
  2. 2(of a person) not protected from attack or criticism She was left feeling exposed and vulnerable.
  3. 3(finance) likely to experience financial losses
  4. Extra examples The country became highly exposed to the vagaries of international markets. The garden was very exposed to westerly winds. The postponement of difficult decisions left the government dangerously exposed to American influence. From the moment of birth, a baby is exposed to all the hazards in the external environment. The path weaves in and out of sheltered coves and exposed headlands. The plant is suitable for both sheltered and exposed sites. The vegetables won’t grow on high exposed ground. the exposed and lonely road that runs along the ridge.
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