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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]
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But in order not to expose ourselves to the loss of our thermometer, we will fasten it, and we can then more easily pull it back again."
We argue that a study that intentionally exposes humans subjects to pesticides should be permitted if a) the knowledge gained from the study is expected to promote human health; b) the knowledge cannot be reasonably obtained by other means; c) the study is not expected to cause serious or irreversible harm to the subjects; and d) appropriate safeguards are in place to minimize harm to the subjects.
The radiation that passes through the object strikes the phosphor layers of the screen, causing them to fluoresce, which in turn exposes the film.
The court concluded that the four passages of the Bible cited "exposes homosexuals to hatred." Justice J.
Also, the transmastoid approach exposes the entire labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve in only 60% of patients, mainly via the superior semicircular canal.
If she takes psychoactive medication while continuing to breastfeed, she stands a good chance of feeling better, but she also exposes her baby to potentially harmful amounts of the drug.