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protective

adjective

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intended to resist or prevent attack or aggression
  • the cat drew back its ears and sank into a protective posture as the dog approached it

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“Protective.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/protective. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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