(Latin: wound, wounding, woundable; from vulnus, "wound"; by extension: hurt; injure, injury; tear, gash; damage)
vulnerary (s) (noun), vulneraries (pl)
A remedy used in healing or treating wounds: Any preparation, plant, or drug that is used in the cure of wounds; for example, Native Americans used the herb echinacea as a vulnerary for burns, snakebites, arrow, and other wounds and it was considered something of a panacea.
vulnerate (verb), vulnerates; vulnerated; vulnerating
To wound or to hurt someone.
Vulneratus non victus. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "Wounded but not conquered."
Another version is, "Bloodied but unbowed."
window of vulnerability (s) (noun); windows of vulnerability (pl)
A time frame within which defensive measures by the armed forces are reduced, compromised, or lacking: The window of vulnerability is used with reference to military defenses of strategic assets, and also by analogy in computer software to a "vulnerability" which is open to exploitation by hackers.
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