Meaning of protective

Definition of 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"
showing care; "a protective mother"
(usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; "protective of his reputation"

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