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vulnerable

adjective

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1 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm
  • I'm vulnerable to sunburn whenever I go out in the sun

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2 lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack
  • vulnerable baby chicks

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The first known use of vulnerable was circa 1616

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“Vulnerable.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vulnerable. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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