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Protective

Pro`tect´ive
a.1.Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.
Protective coloring
(Zool.) coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a living organism. Cf. Mimicry.
Protective tariff
(Polit. Econ.) a tariff designed to secure protection (see Protection, 4.), as distinguished from a tariff designed to raise revenue. See Tariff, and Protection, 4.
- Wallace.
Adj.1.protective - 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"
Antonyms:
unprotective - not affording protection
2.protective - showing a care; "a caring mother"
Synonyms: caring
3.protective - (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; "protective of his reputation"
careful, conservational, conservationist, conservative, conservatory, conserving, covering, custodial, defending, defensive, fostering, guardian, guarding, heedful, immunizing, jealous, keeping, parental, possessive, preservative, preservatory, preserving, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, protecting, safeguarding, saving, screening, self-defensive, self-preservative, self-protective, sheltering, shielding, tutelary, vigilant, watchful
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