Significado de “protective” - en el Diccionario Inglés

protective en inglés británico

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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.

Más ejemplos

  • 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.
adverb uk /prəˈtek.tɪ us /prəˈtek.tɪ

He put an arm around her shoulder protectively.
noun [ U ] uk /prəˈtek.tɪv.nəs/ us /prəˈtek.tɪv.nəs/

(Definición de protective del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

protective en inglés americano

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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.

(Definición de protective del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

protective en inglés de negocios

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uk /prəˈtektɪv/ us

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.

(Definición de protective del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)