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protect

verb [I, T]
 
 
/prəˈtekt/
B1 to keep someone or something safe from something dangerous or bad: It's important to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Vitamin C may help protect against cancer.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
protection
 
 
/prəˈtekʃən/ noun [U]
B2 This coat doesn't provide any protection against the rain.
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