HyperDic: protective

English > 3 senses of the word protective:
ADJECTIVEallprotectiveintended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
allprotectiveshowing care
allprotective(usually followed by 'of') solicitously caring or mindful
protective > pronunciation
Soundsperteh'ktihv; prahteh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > protective: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIntended or adapted to afford protection of some kind.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowercautionary, prophylacticwarding off
contraceptive, prophylactic, antifertilitycapable of preventing conception or impregnation
custodial, tutelary, tutelarProviding protective supervision
evasiveavoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire
overprotectiveoverly protective
preservativetending or having the power to preserve
protectingshielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort
restrictive(of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports
safety-relatedProviding or ensuring safety
See alsodefensiveIntended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack / attack / attack
preventive, preventativetending to prevent or hinder
Oppositeunprotectivenot affording protection
Spanishproteccionista, protector
Catalanprotector
Nounsprotectivenessthe quality of providing protection
Verbsprotectshield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage / damage
protectuse tariffs to favor domestic industry
English > protective: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing care.
Example"a protective mother"
Broadertendergiven to sympathy / sympathy / sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
Catalanprotector
Nounsprotectivenessa feeling of protective affection
Adverbsprotectivelyin a protective manner
English > protective: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(usually followed by 'of') solicitously caring or mindful.
Example"protective of his reputation"
BroadercarefulExercising caution or showing care or attention
Catalanprotector
Nounsprotectivenessthe quality of providing protection

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