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vulnerable

adjective  /ˈvʌl·nər·ə·bəl/ us  
able to be easily hurt, influenced, or attacked: Older people are especially vulnerable to cold temperatures even inside their homes. He casts himself as a naive, vulnerable young poet.
vulnerability
noun [U]  /ˌvʌl·nər·əˈbɪl·ət̬·i/ us  
You want a doctor who understands the patient's vulnerability.
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