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Definitions of protective

  1. Protectively. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. showing a care; "a caring mother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Affording protection; sheltering; defensive. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Serving to keep safe; defensive; serving to foster home industries; as, a protective tariff. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Affording or suitable for protection; sheltering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Affording protection; affording protection to home commodities. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Serving or tending to defend or shelter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for protective

  1. A protective customs tariff, a " sound" currency system and a free hand in the conduct of business were the things which he most desired from the government. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. He knew the protective tenderness she felt for him. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
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