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
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    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. The President:

    We want to make sure -- and the President's made this clear to me, we want to make sure that people that are treating people that have contracted the coronavirus have the protective gear, the masks and the gloves and we're working very energetically to accomplish that.

  2. Hyon Choi:

    As a major natural antioxidant in the body, uric acid has been estimated to account for more than 50 percent of the antioxidant capacity of plasma, with these potentially neuro-protective properties, uric acid has been hypothesized to protect against oxidative stress, a prominent contributor to dopaminergic neuron degeneration in Parkinson's disease, which may also play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

  3. National Committee:

    The RNC is committed to holding a safe convention that fully complies with local health regulations in place at the time. The event is still almost two months away, and we are planning to offer health precautions including but not limited to temperature checks, available( personal protective equipment), aggressive sanitizing protocols, and available COVID-19 testing.

  4. John Mayer:

    I wish there was somebody to throw me the 40th, i want the baby with the protective earphones [by the stage].

  5. Christopher Jacobson:

    Overall it reflects investors adjusting their exposures and their need for protection, 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.

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