Meaning of PROTECTIVE in English

PROTECTIVE

adj.

VERBS

▪ be , feel

▪ become

ADVERB

▪ fiercely , highly , very

Lionesses are fiercely ~ of their young.

▪ overly

an overly ~ father

PREPOSITION

▪ of

He's too jealous and ~ of her.

▪ towards/toward

She felt suddenly very ~ towards/toward her mother.

Protective is used with these nouns: ↑ arm , ↑ armour , ↑ barrier , ↑ clothing , ↑ coating , ↑ cover , ↑ custody , ↑ effect , ↑ embrace , ↑ equipment , ↑ finish , ↑ gear , ↑ glove , ↑ goggles , ↑ helmet , ↑ instinct , ↑ lacquer , ↑ layer , ↑ mask , ↑ measure , ↑ mechanism , ↑ role , ↑ shell , ↑ shield , ↑ sleeve , ↑ suit , ↑ tariff , ↑ umbrella , ↑ varnish , ↑ vest

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