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From Middle English helples, from Old English *helplēas (“helpless”), equivalent to help + -less. Compare Dutch hulpeloos (“helpless”), German hilflos (“helpless”), Swedish hjälplös (“helpless”).
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- Unable to defend oneself or to act without help.
unable to defend oneself or to act without help
uncontrollable — see uncontrollable