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vulnerableadjective

us   /ˈvʌl·nər·ə·bəl/
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] us   /ˌvʌl·nər·əˈbɪl·ət̬·i/
You want a doctor who understands the patient's vulnerability.
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vulnerableadjective

uk   /ˈvʌl.nər.ə.bəl/ /ˈvʌn.rə.bəl/ us   /ˈvʌl.nɚ.ə.bəl/
C2 able to be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt, influenced, or attacked: I felt very vulnerable, standing there without any clothes on. It is on economic policy that the government is most vulnerable. Tourists are more vulnerable to attack, because they do not know which areas of the city to avoid.

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vulnerability
noun [U] uk   /ˌvʌl.nər.əˈbɪl.ə.ti/ /ˌvʌn.rəˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us   /ˌvʌl.nɚ.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
You want a doctor who understands the patient's vulnerability.
(Definition of vulnerable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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