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adjective protective pronunciation in American English /prəˈtektɪv/

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  1. 1
    [usually before noun] providing protection against something harmful or dangerous
    protective clothing/goggles
  2. 2
    wanting to protect someone from being harmed or hurt
    a mother’s protective instincts
    He’s very protective toward his sister.
    1. a.
      determined to stop something from being damaged or lost
      She is fiercely protective of her privacy.

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protectively

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protectiveness

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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