- protecting, or serving, intended, or alleged to protect: a protective gesture, protective custody
- Econ. serving or intended to protect domestic products, industries, etc. against foreign competition: a protective tariff
Adapted or intended to afford protection.
Something that protects.
(comparative more protective, superlative most protective)
- Serving, intended or wishing to protect.
- (UK) Something that protects.
- A condom.