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"unprotected" in British English

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unprotectedadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.prəˈtek.tɪd/  us   /ˌʌn.prəˈtek.tɪd/
not ​protected and ​thereforeable to be ​harmed or ​damaged: Water and other ​liquids can ​stain unprotected ​woodsurfaces. Although some ​marinemammals are ​protected by ​environmentallaws, many ​remain unprotected. The ​lack of a ​shellleaves the ​larvae unprotected against ​predators.
unprotected sex
sexualactivity without a condom
(Definition of unprotected from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unprotectedadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·prəˈtek·tɪd/
not ​safe from ​injury, ​damage, or ​loss: Many of ​ourforestsremain unprotected by ​environmentallaws.
(Definition of unprotected from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unprotected”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无防备的, 未受保护的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無防備的, 未受保護的…
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