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protect
verb (protected , protecting )
1 to shield someone or something from danger; to guard them or it against injury, destruction, etc; to keep safe.
2 to cover against loss, etc by insurance.
3 to shield (home industries) from foreign competition by taxing imports.
4 to recognize (a species) as being in danger of extinction and forbid its hunting or collection.
[16c: from Latin protegere , protectum to cover in front]


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protection
noun
1 the action of protecting or condition of being protected; shelter, refuge, cover, safety or care.
2 something that protects.
3 (also protectionism) the system of protecting home industries against foreign competition by taxing imports.
4 colloq
a the criminal practice of extorting money from shop-owners, etc in return for leaving their premises unharmed;
b (also protection money) the money extorted in this way.
5 insurance cover.
protectionist noun .


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protective
adjective
1 giving or designed to give protection protective clothing .
2 inclined or tending to protect.
noun
1 something which protects.
2 a condom.
protectively adverb .
protectiveness noun .


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protective custody
noun the detention of someone for their own safety, eg if they are the subject of a death threat.


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protector or protectress
noun
1 someone or something that protects.
2 a patron or benefactor.
3 someone who rules a country during the childhood of the sovereign or in the absence or incapacity of a sovereign; a regent.
protectorship noun .


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