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defenceless

adjective uk UK (US defenseless)   /dɪˈfens.ləs/ us  
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.
defencelessness
noun [U] uk (US defenselessness)   /-nəs/ us  
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