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write-protect

[rahyt-pruh-tekt] /ˈraɪt prəˌtɛkt/
verb (used with object), Computers.
1.
to protect (a recordable disk) from accidental erasure or change; to mark (a file or disk) so that its contents cannot be modified or deleted.
Related forms
write protection, noun
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  • write-protect all original vendor-supplied diskettes.

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