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protective
British English: /prəˈtɛktɪv/
American English: /prəˈtɛktɪv/

Translation of protective in French:

noun

adjective

  • 2 (caring)
    (attitude, gesture, tone)
    to feel protective towards
    avoir une attitude protectrice envers
    (person)
    to be protective of
    veiller jalousement sur
    (car, possessions)
    (discovery, research)

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