Webster 1913 Edition
Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.“ The favor of a protective Providence.”
coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a living organism. Cf.
a tariff designed to secure protection (see
Protection, 4.), as distinguished from a tariff designed to raise revenue. See
Webster 1828 Edition
protective (comparative more protective, superlative most protective)
- Serving, intended or wishing to protect.
serving, intended or wishing to protect
protective (plural protectives)
Something that protects