Vulnerable

Vul"ner*a*ble

(?), a. [L. vulnerabilis wounding, injurious, from vulnerare to wound, vulnus a wound; akin to Skr. vraa: cf. F. vulnrable.]
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1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.
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Achilles was vulnerable in his heel; and there will be wanting a Paris to infix the dart.
Dr. T. Dwight.
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2. Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.
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His skill in finding out the vulnerable parts of strong minds was consummate.
Macaulay.
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