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protective

  

      adj  
1    giving or capable of giving protection  
2      (Economics)   of, relating to, or intended for protection of domestic industries  
      n  
3    something that protects  
4    a condom  
  protectively      adv  
  protectiveness      n  


protective coloration  
      n   the coloration of an animal that enables it to blend with its surroundings and therefore escape the attention of predators  
protective tariff  
      n   a tariff levied on imports to protect the domestic economy rather than to raise revenue  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
adj.
fairly large, especially large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.

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