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sheltered

[shel-terd] /ˈʃɛl tərd/
adjective
1.
protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.
2.
protected from the troubles, annoyances, sordidness, etc., encountered in competitive situations:
a sheltered life.
3.
(of a business or industry) enjoying noncompetitive conditions, as because of a protective tariff.
4.
of or pertaining to employment or housing, especially for persons with disabilities, in a noncompetitive, supervised environment.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; shelter + -ed2
Related forms
self-sheltered, adjective
unsheltered, adjective
well-sheltered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un sheltered

sheltered

/ˈʃɛltəd/
adjective
1.
protected from wind or weather a sheltered garden
2.
protected from outside influences a sheltered upbringing
3.
(of buildings) specially designed to provide a safe environment for the elderly, handicapped, or disabled sheltered workshops for the blind See also sheltered housing
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Word Origin and History for un sheltered

sheltered

adj.

"screened, protected," 1590s, past participle adjective from shelter (v.). Meaning "protected from the usual hardships of life" is from 1888. Related: Shelteredness.

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