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sheltered

[ shel-terd ]
/ ˈʃɛl tərd /
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adjective

protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like.
protected from the troubles, annoyances, sordidness, etc., encountered in competitive situations: a sheltered life.
(of a business or industry) enjoying noncompetitive conditions, as because of a protective tariff.
of or relating to employment or housing, especially for persons with disabilities, in a noncompetitive, supervised environment.

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Origin of sheltered

First recorded in 1585–95; shelter + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM sheltered

self-sheltered, adjectiveun·shel·tered, adjectivewell-sheltered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sheltered

sheltered
/ (ˈʃɛltəd) /

adjective

protected from wind or weathera sheltered garden
protected from outside influencesa sheltered upbringing
(of buildings) specially designed to provide a safe environment for the elderly, handicapped, or disabledsheltered workshops for the blind See also sheltered housing
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