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protecting

[pruh-tek-ting] /prəˈtɛk tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
providing protection or shelter.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; protect + -ing2
Related forms
protectingly, adverb
protectingness, noun
nonprotecting, adjective
unprotecting, adjective
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