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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without arms)
a. unarmed
La policía no disparó al atacante porque este estaba inerme.The police did not shoot the attacker because he was unarmed.
2. (helpless)
a. defenseless
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La inerme niña esperó a que la rescataran escondida tras unos arbustos.The defenseless girl hid behind bushes waiting to be rescued.
b. defenceless (United Kingdom)
Laura se sintió inerme cuando sus padres murieron porque eran su gran apoyo.Laura felt defenceless when her parents died because they were her greatest support.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin armas)
a. unarmed
2. (sin defensa)
a. defenseless
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(sin armas) unarmed; (indefenso) defenceless; defenseless; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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