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Adjective
Intended to protect someone or something
“So in terms of making the country work to be protective against these kinds of things, we have a way to go.”
Adjective
Having or showing a strong wish to protect someone or something
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“I guess I was a bit protective of Beth, but she was my cousin and one of my best friends, and I knew Jake and Matt too well to want her to be with either of them.”
Adjective
Characteristic of fathers, paternal
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Paternalistic or authoritarian
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An agent that acts to preserve
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Shielded and protected from harm, damage or danger
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Fixing or about
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Protectionist or isolationist
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Protecting
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Characterised or marked by sheltering
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Honourable, especially to women
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Excessively protective, wanting to give too much protection (especially to children)
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A measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
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A flexible sleeve made of latex or other impermeable material such as sheepskin, worn over an erect penis during intercourse as a contraceptive or as a way to prevent the spread of STDs
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