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Definition of sheltered adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a place) protected from bad weather a sheltered beach Herbs need fertile soil and a sunny sheltered position. We had lunch in a sheltered spot behind the dunes.
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) protected from the more unpleasant aspects or difficulties of life She had a very sheltered childhood. They both lead very sheltered lives.
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