Protective

Definition of 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.

Related Words

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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