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"protective" in British English

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protectiveadjective

uk   /prəˈtek.tɪv/  us   /prəˈtek.tɪv/
B2 giving protection: protective clothing a protective mask and goggles
C1 wanting to protect someone from criticism, hurt, danger, etc. because you like them very much: It's easy to be too protective towards/of your children. She's fiercely protective of the man she married 29 years ago.

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protectively
adverb uk   /prəˈtek.tɪv.li/  us   /prəˈtek.tɪv.li/
He put an arm around her shoulder protectively.
protectiveness
noun [U] uk   /prəˈtek.tɪv.nəs/  us   /prəˈtek.tɪv.nəs/
(Definition of protective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"protective" in American English

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protectiveadjective

 us   /prəˈtek·tɪv/
able to keep someone or something safe from injury or damage: Firefighters wear protective clothing to reduce the risk of being burned. She is fiercely protective of her family.
(Definition of protective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"protective" in Business English

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protectiveadjective

uk   us   /prəˈtektɪv/
giving protection against a disease, injury, damage, or loss: Three major drug companies are working to develop protective vaccines. protective clothing/equipment/gear protective gloves/masks/suits
ECONOMICS intended to help a country's trade or industry: If protective barriers disappeared overnight, the country's infant car industry could be wiped out.
(Definition of protective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“protective” in British English

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