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English definition of “defenceless”


adjective UK (US defenseless)     /dɪˈfens.ləs/
describes people, animals, places, or things that are weak and unable to protect themselves from attack: a small defenceless child a defenceless city They were quite defenceless against the enemy bombs.Weakness and vulnerability defencelessness (US defenselessness)     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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