What does protective mean?

Definitions for protective
prəˈtɛk tɪvpro·tec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protective(adj)

    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. protective(adj)

    showing care

    "a protective mother"

  3. protective(p)(adj)

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

    "protective of his reputation"

Wiktionary

  1. protective(Noun)

    Something that protects.

  2. protective(Noun)

    A condom.

  3. protective(Adjective)

    Serving, intended or wishing to protect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protective(adj)

    affording protection; sheltering; defensive

    Etymology: [Cf. F. protectif.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce protective?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say protective in sign language?

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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. Mary Jane Veloso:

    There's still no case against her, she is under police protective custody.

  2. Peter Hotez:

    The good news is,( the vaccine) is producing neutralizing antibodies, which scientists think is important for protective immunity against Covid-19, what is less certain is whether the levels of neutralizing antibody are high enough to confer complete protection, or whether this will be partially protective.

  3. Christopher Jacobson:

    The change could be because of a mix of reasons, including investors who have reduced equity exposure no longer needing to buy protective puts and speculators looking to upside calls as a way to gain limited-risk exposure to a rebound.

  4. Marina Novack:

    You see kids suffering Ebola, they just don’t feel well, they want to be touched, they want to be hugged, when you’re wearing a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), you are scary-looking to them, they still want you to hold them and they reach for you. But because there is the risk that one of them may knock off your goggles or rip your gloves, you’re unable to carry them.

  5. Brian Ferguson:

    Our approach as a state is to not rely on any single source, we're also going out and giving contracts with the private sector for a significant amount of protective equipment.

Images & Illustrations of protective

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