What does protective mean?

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prəˈtɛk tɪvpro·tec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protectiveadjective

    intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind

    "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"

  2. protectiveadjective

    showing care

    "a protective mother"

  3. protective(p)adjective

    (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful

    "protective of his reputation"

Wiktionary

  1. protectivenoun

    Something that protects.

  2. protectivenoun

    A condom.

  3. protectiveadjective

    Serving, intended or wishing to protect.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Protectiveadjective

    Defensive; sheltering.

    Etymology: from protect.

    The stately sailing swan guards his osier isle,
    Protective of his young. James Thomson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protectiveadjective

    affording protection; sheltering; defensive

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. protectif.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'protective' in Adjectives Frequency: #867

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protective in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of protective in a Sentence

  1. Mark Barry:

    The risk is too great. But he’s happy to get Chinese personal protective equipment.

  2. Suniya Luthar:

    There is no stronger protective factor for kids than their primary caregiver's mental health, we know from decades of research that when parents are unhappy or highly distressed, this inevitably negatively affects their parenting behaviors, so it's incumbent on us as a society to figure out how to bring continuous and sustained support for people who are raising the next generation.

  3. The Secret Service:

    In an effort to expand upon our current use of traditional manned aircraft platforms to provide overhead situational awareness, the U.S. Secret Service is developing a program to incorporate the use of several types of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and tethered systems, these systems will serve as valuable tools the Secret Service will use to further our protective mission.

  4. Christopher Bunick:

    Many sunscreen products tested by Valisure did not have benzene contamination, and those products are presumably safe and should continue to be used, along with appropriate hats and sun-protective clothing, to mitigate skin cancer risk.

  5. Megan Ranney:

    On the front line people are terrified, we can't get the masks and other protective gears that we need. We are being told by the CDC to reuse masks for every patient.

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