Meaning of PROTECTIVE in English
adj. & n. topdash.adj. 1 protecting; intended or intending to protect. 2 (of food) protecting against deficiency diseases.
n. something that protects, esp. a condom. protective clothing clothing worn to shield the body from dangerous substances or a hostile environment. protective colouring colouring disguising or camouflaging a plant or animal. protective custody the detention of a person for his or her own protection. protectively adv. protectiveness n.
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012