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exposed

[ik-spohzd] /ɪkˈspoʊzd/
adjective
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
1620-1630
1620-30; expose + -ed2
Related forms
exposedness
[ik-spoh-zid-nis] /ɪkˈspoʊ zɪd nɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun
half-exposed, adjective
quasi-exposed, adjective
self-exposed, adjective
semiexposed, adjective
unexposed, adjective
well-exposed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halfexposed

exposed

/ɪkˈspəʊzd/
adjective
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 Forms
exposedness (ɪkˈspəʊzɪdnɪs) noun
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