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ex·pose

(eks-pōz'),
To perform or undergo exposure.
[O. Fr. exposer, fr. L. ex-pono, pp. ex-positum, to set out, expose]

expose

1. To open, as in surgically opening the abdominal cavity.
2. To cause someone or something to lack heat or shelter.
3. To place in contact with an infected person or agent.
4. To display one's genitals publicly, esp. when members of the opposite sex are present.
5. To deliver an amount of radiation.

ex·pose

(eks-pōz')
To perform or undergo exposure.
[O. Fr. exposer, fr. L. ex-pono, pp. ex-positum, to set out, expose]
References in classic literature ?
The servant (as Magdalen knew by not hearing the door close) was looking after her; and, moreover, she would expose herself, if she went indoors, to the risk of going out again exactly at the time when the landlady's children were sure to be about the house.
Micawber and myself - Auld Lang Syne in chorus - and - a - will expose intolerable ruffian - HEEP
I am surprised, Matthew, that you should expose me to the affront of interference.
As I lounged upon the green bank, I lazily watched these parodies of humanity as they were tossed hither and thither with humourous indignity by the breeze, remarking to myself on the quaint shamelessness with which we thus expose to the public view garments which at other times we are at such bashful pains to conceal.
But Erskine, knowing himself ill able to brook a refusal, was loth to expose himself too
See, and don't expose yourself; keep within, and fire through the porch.
I therefore told my master, "that in the country whence I came, those of my kind always covered their bodies with the hairs of certain animals prepared by art, as well for decency as to avoid the inclemencies of air, both hot and cold; of which, as to my own person, I would give him immediate conviction, if he pleased to command me: only desiring his excuse, if I did not expose those parts that nature taught us to conceal.
My companion and I being undeceived by this terrible relation, thought it would be the highest imprudence to expose ourselves both together to a death almost certain and unprofitable, and agreed that I should go with our Abyssin and a Portuguese to observe the country; that if I should prove so happy as to escape being killed by the inhabitants, and to discover a way, I should either return, or send back the Abyssin or Portuguese.
We must expose our property and liberty to the mercy of foreign invaders, and invite them by our weakness to seize the naked and defenseless prey, because we are afraid that rulers, created by our choice, dependent on our will, might endanger that liberty, by an abuse of the means necessary to its preservation.
I have tried to expose to the view of the public more distinctly than is commonly done, one of the characters of the recent past.
And as to laughter, we will not expose ourselves, if you please, by attempting to laugh without a subject.
Doucement--doucement, ma bonne," interrupted the other, observing that the woman was about to exhibit me on the open Boulevards, an expose for which he had no longings, "you can bring it to my lodgings--"