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English definition of “exposure”

exposure

noun [U] (ILLNESS)    /ɪkˈspəʊ.ʒər/ US  /-ˈspoʊ.ʒɚ/
a serious medical condition that is caused by being outside in very cold weather: All the members of the expedition to the South Pole died of exposure.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of exposure noun (ILLNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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