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What is the opposite of protection?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of protecting
“This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being protected, especially by someone or something serving as a guardian
“Chabert's regiment led a cavalry charge against the Russian attack and turned the tide of battle for Napoleon.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that protects someone or something
“His efforts would point out the vulnerability of the fort and lead to further Union forays into the area.”
Noun
Opposite of someone who protects someone or something else
“The court wishes to make clear that the fact of prior flight is influential in this court's belief that the defendant will be a danger to the community upon release.”
Noun
Opposite of a measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable
Noun
Opposite of the protective care or guardianship of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
Noun
(someone or something) Opposite of the state of supervising, protecting, and maintaining the health and welfare of
“Due to her negligence, Lily had lost the rights to her children.”
Noun
Opposite of a protection or patronage
Noun
Opposite of a person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection
Noun
Opposite of a defensive wall, especially of a castle or walled city
Noun
Opposite of the state or characteristic of being separate or isolated from others
Noun
Opposite of a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack
Noun
Opposite of state of being impervious, immune to, or blocking an external influence or harm
Noun
Opposite of the process or fact of isolating or being isolated or separated
Noun
Opposite of a guarantee of financial compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death
Noun
(figuratively) Opposite of a means or method of defending or buffering (against something)
Noun
Opposite of the protective care or guardianship of someone or something
“More needs to be done about the neglect of children in foster care.”
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Opposite of the ability to resist something undesirable, such as an infection or toxin
Noun
Opposite of responsibility for the care or control of someone or something
Noun
Opposite of partial or complete darkness, especially as produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface
“He eventually finds an opening and is able to finally bathe himself in the light.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing or object that protects
Noun
Opposite of prevention of, or protective treatment for disease
Noun
Opposite of the process of preserving a condition or situation or the state of being preserved
Noun
(freedom from) Opposite of the state of being exempted from something undesirable
“Now that he was starting to make a lot of money, he began to dread his impending liability to heavy taxation.”
Noun
Opposite of god's favor and protection
“According to the Elders, desecration of sacred grounds around the village will warrant God's condemnation.”
Noun
Opposite of backing or support received from, or provided by, someone
“Do so at your peril, and incur his wrath at your discretion.”
Noun
Opposite of a license conferring a right, typically to exclude others from making or selling something
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