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noun exposure pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈspoʊʒər/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you
    radiation exposure
    exposure to: Even a small amount of exposure to the midday sun can cause burning.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the act of making something publicly known because you believe that it is wrong or illegal
    exposure of: a reporter famous for his exposure of corruption within the government
  3. 3
    [uncountable] things that are written or said about a person, product, event, etc. that make them well-known
    Both candidates are getting a lot of exposure in the press.
  4. 4
    [uncountable] the harmful effect of very cold weather on your body
    Two of the climbers died of exposure.
  5. 5
    [countable/uncountable] the act of allowing something that was covered or hidden to be seen
    the exposure of the old carvings
  6. 6
    [countable/uncountable] the act of providing someone with the opportunity to experience new ideas, activities, etc.
    exposure to: the children’s exposure to new ideas


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