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protection

noun

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1 means or method of defending
  • this small umbrella is adequate protection in a sudden shower

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2 someone that protects
  • the bodyguard was her protection from overzealous fans

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3 the state of not being exposed to danger
  • the open boat offered no protection from the weather

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The first known use of protection was in the 14th century

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“Protection.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/protection. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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