protectiveadjectiveuk us /prəˈtek.tɪv/
- I keep my computer printer under a protective plastic cover.
- People who work with furnaces in a steel factory need to wear protective clothing.
- The protective covering must be insensitive to light and heat.
- The anti-personnel mines were laid as a protective shield around the town.
- In some diseases, the protective layer in a joint wears away.
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