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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Virtually, I realize differently rather than others' perspective since protective measures against the outbreak of coronavirus epidemic, execute not a self-isolation; it shows a determined and forcing-advice-isolation unconsciously. Consequently, family and friends' contacts also have become broken, unfortunately.

  2. David Spiegelhalter:

    I have always been reasonably convinced that moderate alcohol consumption was protective for cardiovascular disease, but now I am having my doubts.

  3. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    Supplies are a major issue --( personal protective equipment), gloves, gowns, mask suppliers, i am now asking all product providers, all companies who are in this business, we will pay a premium for these products.

  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. Jeffery Lewis:

    The video showed workers in protective gear that you would expect for COVID-19 victims, what the satellite images allowed us to do was authenticate the video, saying not only that it was taken here but also when it was taken. So, we know this isn't old footage, but rather footage from this pandemic.

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