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protective

[pruh-tek-tiv]
adjective
1.
having the quality or function of protecting: a protective covering.
2.
tending to protect.
3.
Economics. of, pertaining to, or designed to favor protectionism: protective tariffs.
4.
defensive ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1655–65; protect + -ive

protectively, adverb
protectiveness, noun
nonprotective, adjective
nonprotectively, adverb
semiprotective, adjective
semiprotectively, adverb
unprotective, adjective
unprotectively, adverb
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protective (prəˈtɛktɪv)
 
adj
1.  giving or capable of giving protection
2.  economics of, relating to, or intended for protection of domestic industries
 
n
3.  something that protects
4.  a condom
 
pro'tectively
 
adv
 
pro'tectiveness
 
n

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