/ɪkˈspəʊz/ verb [T]
HIDDEN THING › to remove what is covering something so that it can be seen: He removed the bandage to expose the wound. Our bodies need to be exposed to sunlight in order to make vitamin D.
BAD THING › to make public something bad or something that is not honest: The review exposed widespread corruption in the police force.
be exposed to sth › to experience something or be affected by something because you are in a particular situation or place: It was the first time I'd been exposed to violence.
PHOTOGRAPHY › to allow light to reach a piece of camera film in order to produce a photograph