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adjective defensive pronunciation in British English /dɪˈfensɪv/
  1. 1
    intended or used for protecting a place during an attack
    defensive weapons
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  2. 2
    showing that you are angry or offended when you think that someone is criticizing you
    He got really defensive when I asked why he had left.

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