Share this entry
protective
American English: /prəˈtɛktɪv/
British English: /prəˈtɛktɪv/

Translation of protective in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1
    (headgear/covering)
    protector
    (clothing)
    de protección
    Example sentences
    • Other male contraceptive formulations in production have been shown to decrease good HDL cholesterol levels, which are protective against heart disease.
    • And that's not to mention research showing that beer is protective against gallstone formation, osteoporosis and even diabetes.
    • Although carbohydrates boosted blood sugar, protein produced stable glucose levels that may be more protective against afternoon tiredness.
  • 2
    (attitude/feelings)
    protector
    he feels protective toward them
    tiene una actitud protectora para con ellos
    Example sentences
    • He is somewhat of a loner, rather introverted, and protective of his ‘space.’
    • I understand why he is so protective of his only girl, but sometimes it eats me up inside that I have to lie to him constantly.
    • These systems are often rigidly organized and protective of their members.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.