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vulnerable (adj.)

c. 1600, from Late Latin vulnerabilis "wounding," from Latin vulnerare "to wound, hurt, injure, maim," from vulnus (genitive vulneris) "wound," perhaps related to vellere "pluck, to tear" (see svelte), or from PIE *wele-nes-, from *wele- (2) "to strike, wound" (see Valhalla).

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Definitions of vulnerable from WordNet

vulnerable (adj.)
susceptible to attack;
a vulnerable bridge
vulnerable (adj.)
susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation;
an argument vulnerable to refutation
vulnerable to bribery
vulnerable (adj.)
capable of being wounded or hurt;
vulnerable parts of the body
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