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pro·tec·tive

 (prə-tĕk′tĭv)
adj.
Adapted or intended to afford protection.
n.
Something that protects.

pro·tec′tive·ly adv.
pro·tec′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.protectively - in a protective manner; "he bent protectively over the woman"
Translations

protectively

[prəˈtektɪvlɪ] ADVen actitud protectora, en actitud de protección

protectively

[prəˈtɛktɪvli] adv [act] → d'un air protecteur; [say] → d'un ton protecteur

protectively

advschützend; (with regard to people) → beschützend; don’t be frightened, he said protectivelyhab keine Angst, sagte er in beschützendem Ton

protectively

[prəˈtɛktɪvlɪ] adv (say, act) → in modo protettivo
References in classic literature ?
So the procession, led by the board-of-heath doctor and the sergeant, and brought up in the rear by the policemen with their protectively extended clubs, started through the doorway.
John's, for, if he be of any pretensions at all, he has an ancestor buried there, with a queer, crooked slab at his head, or else sprawling protectively over the grave, on which all the main facts of his history are recorded.
Contract notice: Removal of Protectively Marked Paper, Magnetic and Optical Waste
The woman was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, police said, adding officers are protectively patrolling the area and there is no further threat to public safety.
The matriarch charged at something in the undergrowth, trumpeting and flapping her ears, while the other adults huddled protectively around the babies.
During a footy match, Matty is barged by Jono, the opposing team's defender, so Pete acts protectively, but risks outing Matty.
During a cubs footy match, Matty is barged by Jono, the opposing team's defender, so Pete acts protectively, but risks outing Matty.
Yesterday, N R Elango, a DMK candidate, filed his nomination as a dummy candidate protectively in case Vaiko's nomination is rejected.
Jotun recently launched Ultra One, Ultra Lite and Primax Excel, which allow engineered wood to be protectively coated in powder--and for the first time, these products can be applied to natural wood too.
She is seen kicking up dust and standing protectively over her baby, who she is trying to push away from the onlookers.
appeals orders that protectively placed his father, J.J.N.; appointed guardians of J.J.N.'s person and estate; and revoked J.J.N.'s power of attorney documents.
Quebec's provincial police said 250 people were protectively removed from homes in the area as of late afternoon in case the dam on the Rouge River breaks.