serving, intended or wishing to protect
‘The fighter dropped into a protective stance.’; ‘The castle's moat served a protective function.’; ‘Mother bears are famously protective of their cubs.’;
excessively protective, wanting to give too much protection (especially to children)
(British) Something that protects.
Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.
intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind;
‘a protective covering’; ‘the use of protective masks and equipment’; ‘protective coatings’; ‘kept the drunken sailor in protective custody’; ‘animals with protective coloring’; ‘protective tariffs’;
showing a care;
‘a caring mother’;
(usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful;
‘protective of his reputation’;