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defenseless

adjective

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lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack
  • the lack of warm clothing left the hikers defenseless against the unexpected cold snap

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“Defenseless.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defenseless. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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