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Definition of "protectively" [protectively]

  • In a protective manner. (adverb)

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Use "protectively" in a sentence
  • "Every time a cop gets caught abusing his power and doing something illegal or disturbing, the force closes in protectively around its own."
  • "On the other hand, smooth caterpillars which are readily eaten by birds are usually 'protectively' coloured, so as to resemble their surroundings and remain hidden except to careful seekers."
  • "the sort of care for its fragility which will allow it to regain strength and fly gain, not the over-solicitous/ controlling care which will 'protectively' clip its wings."