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protection

noun [U] uk   us   /prəˈtek.ʃən/
B2 the act of protecting or state of being protected: Their flimsy tent gave/offered little protection against the severe storm. Round-the-clock police protection is given to all senior politicians. New legislation still does not offer adequate protection for many endangered species. Always wear goggles as a protection for your eyes when using the machines. The insurance policy provides protection (= will make a financial payment) in case of accidental loss of life or serious injury. informal for protection money a condom (= thin rubber covering for the penis) used as a way of preventing pregnancy or the spread of disease: Did you use any protection?
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in Korean 방어, 보호…
in Arabic حِماية…
in Portuguese proteção…
in Catalan protecció…
in Japanese 保護, 予防…
in Italian protezione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護, 受保護, 保護費…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护, 受保护, 保护费…
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