1 giving or capable of giving protection
2 (Economics) of, relating to, or intended for protection of domestic industries
3 something that protects
4 a condom
n the coloration of an animal that enables it to blend with its surroundings and therefore escape the attention of predators
n a tariff levied on imports to protect the domestic economy rather than to raise revenue
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