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protective Idioms & Phrases


federal protective service

  • noun an agency in the General Services Administration that is a security organization to provide a safe environment where Federal agencies can conduct their business
    FPS.
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protective coloration

  • noun coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
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Protective coloring

  • (Zoöl.), coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a living organism. Cf. Mimicry. Wallace.
Webster 1913

protective cover

  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protection; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors
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protective covering

  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protection; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors
  • noun the tough natural covering of some organisms
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protective embankment

  • noun a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
    escarpment; scarp; escarp.
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protective fold

  • noun a flap of tissue that protects what it covers
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protective garment

  • noun clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
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Protective tariff

  • noun a tariff imposed to protect domestic firms from import competition
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  • (Polit. Econ.), a tariff designed to secure protection (see Protection, 4.), as distinguished from a tariff designed to raise revenue. See Tariff, and Protection, 4.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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