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protectant

[ pruh-tek-tuhnt ]
/ prəˈtɛk tənt /
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noun

a substance, as a chemical spray, that provides protection, as against insects, frost, rust, etc.; protective agent.

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Origin of protectant

1660–70, for an earlier sense; protect + -ant
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protectant
/ (prəˈtɛktənt) /

noun

a chemical substance that affords protection, as against frost, rust, insects, etc
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