vulnerable

[vuhl-ner-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon: a vulnerable part of the body.
2.
open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc.: an argument vulnerable to refutation; He is vulnerable to bribery.
3.
(of a place) open to assault; difficult to defend: a vulnerable bridge.
4.
Bridge. having won one of the games of a rubber.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin vulnerābilis, equivalent to Latin vulnerā(re) to wound + -bilis -ble; see vulnerary

vulnerability, vulnerableness, noun
vulnerably, adverb
unvulnerable, adjective
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vulnerable (ˈvʌlnərəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being physically or emotionally wounded or hurt
2.  open to temptation, persuasion, censure, etc
3.  liable or exposed to disease, disaster, etc
4.  military liable or exposed to attack
5.  bridge (of a side who have won one game towards rubber) subject to increased bonuses or penalties
 
[C17: from Late Latin vulnerābilis, from Latin vulnerāre to wound, from vulnus a wound]
 
vulnera'bility
 
n
 
'vulnerableness
 
n
 
'vulnerably
 
adv

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vulnerable
1605, from L.L. vulnerabilis "wounding," from L. vulnerare "to wound," from vulnus (gen. vulneris) "wound," perhaps related to vellere "pluck, to tear."
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Example sentences
Since they are vulnerable, it is helpful to be vulnerable yourself by being
  open and sharing information about yourself with them.
Seedlings and newly set-out transplants, for example, are vulnerable to both
  heat and cold.
As easily thou mayest impress the air with thy sword, as make me vulnerable.
Now that there's no need to vaccinate anyone, the entire global population is
  vulnerable to smallpox.
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