Meaning of PROTECTIVE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ prətektɪv ]


Protective means designed or intended to protect something or someone from harm.

Protective gloves reduce the absorption of chemicals through the skin...

Protective measures are necessary if the city’s monuments are to be preserved.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


If someone is protective towards you, they look after you and show a strong desire to keep you safe.

He is very protective towards his mother...

ADJ : oft ADJ towards/of n

• pro‧tec‧tive‧ly

Simon drove me to the airport and protectively told me to look after myself.

ADV : ADV with v

• pro‧tec‧tive‧ness

What she felt now was protectiveness towards her brothers, her sister and her new baby.


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