Meaning of PROTECTIVE in English

PROTECTIVE

adj. 25B6; adjective

protective clothing : PRESERVATIVE, protecting, safeguarding, shielding, defensive, safety, precautionary, preventive, preventative.

he felt protective towards the girl : SOLICITOUS, caring, warm, paternal/maternal, fatherly/motherly, gallant, chivalrous; overprotective, possessive, jealous.

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