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Adjective: protecting  pru'tek-ting
  1. Shielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort
    "the protecting blanket of snow"; "a protecting alibi"
Verb: protect  pru'tekt
  1. Shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
  2. (trade) use tariffs to favour domestic industry

See also: protective

Type of: assist, defend

Encyclopedia: Protecting