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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vulnerable \Vul"ner*a*ble\, a. [L. vulnerabilis wounding, injurious, from vulnerare to wound, vulnus a wound; akin to Skr. vra?a: cf. F. vuln['e]rable.] [1913 Webster] 1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body. [1913 Webster] Achilles was vulnerable in his heel; and there will be wanting a Paris to infix the dart. --Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster] 2. Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation. [1913 Webster] His skill in finding out the vulnerable parts of strong minds was consummate. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]