protective

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protective /prəˈtɛktɪv/ adjective
protective
/prəˈtɛktɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of PROTECTIVE
always used before a noun : used to protect someone or something : giving or meant to give protection
[more protective; most protective] : having or showing a strong desire to protect someone or something from harm often + of

— protectively

adverb

— protectiveness

noun [noncount]
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