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protectant

[pruh-tek-tuh nt] /prəˈtɛk tənt/
noun
1.
a substance, as a chemical spray, that provides protection, as against insects, frost, rust, etc.; protective agent.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70, for an earlier sense; protect + -ant
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protectant

/prəˈtɛktənt/
noun
1.
a chemical substance that affords protection, as against frost, rust, insects, etc
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Word Origin and History for protectant
adj.

1660s, irregularly formed from protect + -ant. As a noun from 1935.

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