/ 5vQlnErEbl; `vQlnErEbl/ adj ~ (to sth/sb) 1 that can be hurt, wounded or injured 能受伤害的: Young birds are very vulnerable to predators. 幼小的鸟易受食肉动物伤害. * Cyclists are more vulnerable than motorists. 骑自行车的人比开汽车的人容易受伤. * (fig 比喻) His wife's death left him feeling vulnerable and depressed. 他妻子去世後他感到六神无主十分消沉.
(fig 比喻) exposed to danger or attack; unprotected 暴露於危险面前的; 易受攻击的; 无防御的: vulnerable to abuse, blackmail, criticism 易受凌辱﹑ 敲诈﹑ 批评 * a vulnerable point in NATO's defences 北大西洋公约组织防御中的薄弱之处 * The election defeat puts the party leader in a vulnerable position. 该党落选後其领导人的地位岌岌可危. > vulnerability / 9vQlnErE5bIlEtI; 9vQlnErE`bIlEtI/ n [U]. vulnerably / -EblI; -EblI/ adv.