Translation of defensa in English:

defensa

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  • 1 1.1 (protección) defense (inglés norteamericano/American English) defence (inglés británico/British English) nadie acudió en su defensa nobody went to his defense, nobody went to defend him salió en nuestra defensa he came to our defense actuó en defensa propia or en legítima defensa he acted in self-defense (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) defence defensa de algo/algn defense* of sth/sb se manifestaron en defensa de sus derechos they demonstrated in defense of their rights 1.2
    (Defensa femenino)
    the Defense Department (inglés norteamericano/American English) the Ministry of Defence (inglés británico/British English)

    Compounds

    defensa personal

    defensas antiaéreas

    femenino plural
    • anti-aircraft defenses* (plural)

    defensas marítimas

    femenino plural
    • sea defenses* (plural)

    defensas ribereñas

    femenino plural
    • river defenses* (plural)
  • 3
    (defensas femenino plural)
    [Biología/Biology] [Medicina/Medicine] defenses* (plural) las defensas biológicas del organismo the organism's biological defenses o/or biological defense mechanisms está bajo de defensas his resistance is low

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