protective


protective
protective [prə tek′tiv, prōtek′tiv]
adj.
1. protecting, or serving, intended, or alleged to protect [a protective gesture, protective custody]
2. Econ. serving or intended to protect domestic products, industries, etc. in competition with foreign products, industries, etc. [a protective tariff]
protectively
adv.
protectiveness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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