Protective meaning

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Something that protects.
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Adapted or intended to afford protection.
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Protecting, or serving, intended, or alleged to protect.

A protective gesture, protective custody.

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Serving or intended to protect domestic products, industries, etc. against foreign competition.

A protective tariff.

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Serving, intended or wishing to protect.
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(UK) Something that protects.
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