expose

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See also exposé

Pronunciation[change]

  • (RP) IPA: /ɪkˈspəʊz/
  • (GenAm) IPA: /ɪkˈspoʊz/ or /ɛkˈspoʊz/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
expose

Third-person singular
exposes

Past tense
exposed

Past participle
exposed

Present participle
exposing

  1. (transitive) If is exposed to , sees, is touched by, or is influenced by .
    She got sick when she was exposed to the virus.
    Have you been exposed to opera?
    Batman took off his mask and exposed his identity.
  2. (photography) To put light on photographic film, which either ruins it or takes a picture.
    Has this film been exposed?
    The police exposed the film of them hitting the man, they did not want it to be on TV.

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