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.
Phrases and idioms:
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.