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.