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adjective     fragile pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    easy to break or damage

    Most of the exhibits are too fragile to be sent abroad.

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  2. 2
    not very strong or healthy

    His health has always been fragile.

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      British someone who feels fragile feels weak, for example because they are ill

      I’m feeling a bit fragile this morning.

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     fragility pronunciation in British English
/frəˈdʒɪləti/ noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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