Pronunciation: (ik-spōz'),[key] —v.t.,-posed, -pos•ing. 1. to lay open to danger, attack, harm, etc.: to expose soldiers to gunfire; to expose one's character to attack. 2. to lay open to something specified: to expose oneself to the influence of bad companions. 3. to uncover or bare to the air, cold, etc.: to expose one's head to the rain. 4. to present to view; exhibit; display: The storekeeper exposed his wares. 5. to make known, disclose, or reveal (intentions, secrets, etc.).
6. to reveal or unmask (a crime, fraud, impostor, etc.): to expose a swindler. 7. to hold up to public reprehension or ridicule (fault, folly, a foolish act or person, etc.).
8. to desert in an unsheltered or open place; abandon, as a child.
9. to subject, as to the action of something: to expose a photographic plate to light. 10. expose oneself, to exhibit one's body, esp. one's genitals, publicly in an immodest or exhibitionistic manner.
Pronunciation: (ek"spō-zā'),[key] —n. a public exposure or revelation, as of something discreditable: Certain cheap magazines make a fortune out of sensational exposés.