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Adjective: shielded  sheel-did
  1. (used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to prevent injury
    "Dual conductor shielded cables are primarily used for balanced circuits"
Verb: shield  sheeld
  1. Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
    - screen
  2. Hold back a thought or feeling about
    "She is shielding a grudge against him";
    - harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn]

See also: protected

Type of: conceal, hide, protect

Encyclopedia: Shield, The