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protective

 [pro-tek´tiv]
1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.

protective

/pro·tec·tive/ (-tek´tiv)
1. affording defense or immunity.
2. an agent affording defense or immunity.

protective

[-tek′tiv]
Etymology: L, protegere, to cover
guarding another person from danger or injury and providing a safe environment.

protective

1. providing protection.
2. substances used to provide protection to tissues.

protective clothing
varies with the risk prevailing, e.g. radiation (see x-ray protection), waterproof gear for highly infectious diseases, coveralls for normal large animal practice, metal studded gloves for catching aggressive companion animals.
protective isolation
a type of isolation designed to prevent contact between potentially pathogenic microorganisms and uninfected animals which have seriously impaired resistance. Called also reverse isolation. It is recommended for patients suffering from agranulocytosis, severe and extensive dermatitis, certain types of lymphomas and leukemias, and those who are receiving immunosuppressive therapy.
protective substances
finely ground, absorbent, insoluble, inert substances that absorb toxins, cover sensitive and damaged tissues with a fine film. Includes starch, kaolin, talc, zinc oxide, zinc stearate. See also intestinal protectant.

protectant, protective

1. affording defense or immunity.
2. an agent affording defense against harmful influence.

intestinal protectant
a preparation that given orally provides a protective coating for the intestinal mucosa, and absorbs bacteria and toxins. Kaolin, pectin and activated charcoal are commonly used for this purpose.
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Writer Gregory Millman takes a broad look at some of the ramifications of these privacy codes and hears from privacy officers and others about how they are scrambling to comply--and to assuage consumers that their companies handle data protectively.
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When Platte County, Nebraska, supervisors threatened to prevent Sierra Club organizer Laura Krebsbach from testifying about the county's lack of zoning laws, Gronenthal and a dozen other farmers circled around Krebsbach and protectively herded her into the hearing room.
These tankers will be phased out according to the following timetable:* category 1 vessels (oil tankers of 20,000 tonnes deadweight and above carrying crude as cargo, and of 30,000 tonnes deadweight and above carrying petroleum products which do not comply with the requirements for protectively located segregated ballast tanks): phase-out in 2005 or in 2007 at the latest if they pass a tighter inspection scheme (CAS- Condition Assessment Scheme);* category 2 vessels (the same as category one but they do comply with the protectively located segregated ballast tank requirements): phase-out in 2010 or 2015 at the latest under the CAS;* category 3 vessels (single-hull tankers of 5,000 tonnes deadweight and above but less than the tonnage specified for Category 1 and 2): phase-out in 2015.
An official who handled the letter was being protectively treated with antibiotics.
Famous for her wildlife paintings of African animals, Rogers' first release, titled "A Vantage Point" features a mother cheetah standing protectively at attention.
As I write these words I have in front of me an image that was given to my little Mathieu, now one year old, by his godmother: it represents an angel with beautiful wings and a star above his head, arms stretched out protectively over two children walking on a wooden bridge, which has a broken rail on one side, no rail at all on the other, and a missing plank behind the children.
Bank clerk Sue, from Weymouth, Dorset, said: "When I fell pregnant he acted so protectively and when Bethany was born Reebok would watch over her night and day, purring all the time.
Keep aluminum flashing that isn't protectively coated away from direct contact with concrete, mortar, or lime plaster.