exposal

exposal

[ik-spoh-zuhl]
noun

Origin:
1645–55; expose + -al2

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To exposal
Collins
World English Dictionary
expose (ɪkˈspəʊz)
 
vb
1.  to display for viewing; exhibit
2.  to bring to public notice; disclose; reveal: to expose the facts
3.  to divulge the identity of; unmask
4.  (foll by to) to make subject or susceptible (to attack, criticism, etc)
5.  to abandon (a child, animal, etc) in the open to die
6.  (foll by to) to introduce (to) or acquaint (with): he was exposed to the classics at an early age
7.  photog to subject (a photographic film or plate) to light, X-rays, or some other type of actinic radiation
8.  RC Church to exhibit (the consecrated Eucharistic Host or a relic) for public veneration
9.  expose oneself to display one's sexual organs in public
 
[C15: from Old French exposer, from Latin expōnere to set out; see exponent]
 
ex'posable
 
adj
 
ex'posal
 
n
 
ex'poser
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;