Exposure is a behavioral treatment for anxiety in which people are confronted, either suddenly or gradually, with a stimulus that they fear.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Exposure
- The act of exposing or laying open, setting forth, laying bare of protection, depriving of care or concealment, or setting out to reprobation or contempt.
- The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect, especially detrimentally; as, exposure to observation, to cold, to inconvenience.
- Position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc.
- The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light.
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