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And are proven to have a protective effect on the liver. The Sun (2016)His boyish features and spindly arms elicited protective feelings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Again, oestrogen seems to have a protective effect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The judge tried warning him he was destroying his own protective legal shield. The Sun (2012)They made us put on protective suits and masks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Whilst protective boots are sensible in most instances there is an exception. Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)His father puts a protective arm around his shoulder. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When a singer witnesses a murder she is placed in protective custody in a convent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Put a protective shield around yourself and move on. The Sun (2013)There is no glowing ooze in the holding ponds or men walking gingerly in protective suits. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is some evidence that aspirin has a smaller protective effect. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Did she feel protective of her mother in hospital? Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was also quick to deploy a protective arm around his junior employees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were taken into protective custody and placed in temporary foster care. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was like her little protective shield. The Sun (2015)Staff at the hospital claimed that the protective suits which they were given were substandard. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He did not invade our world with a protective shield. Christianity Today (2000)But there are more problems for the striker as he hurts himself again putting on his protective boot. The Sun (2015)It may be women have some sort of protective effect against the most serious symptoms of the condition. The Sun (2009)He expected to return last month but had a setback in training and is still wearing a protective boot. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When they sat down she lay her head on his legs and he wrapped a protective arm around her. The Sun (2008)He feels so protective towards me. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The show's got so many fans who feel quite protective over it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was there and we talked and I was protective of my mother. The Sun (2015)
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British English: protective ADJECTIVE
Protective means designed or intended to protect something or someone from harm.
Protective gloves reduce the absorption of chemicals through the skin.
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