verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- protease inhibitor,
- protease inhibitors,
- protected sex,
Origin of protect
Examples from the Web for protected
The story of a mother, her son, the police who protected them, and the peaceful protest that brought them all together.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just another golden treasure hidden somewhere in the great unknown, waiting to be discovered, plundered and protected.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when there are transgressions, the perpetrators should be brought to justice, not protected.
Perhaps more importantly, she protected and elevated causes and voices—diverse voices—that would have otherwise never been heard.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Fish and Wildlife officer told him that it was illegal to possess a protected species or a raptor.
Keep in mind that "the very ferocity of the natives of Tierra del Fuego protected them."The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn|John R. Spears
During the summer months they should be protected from the direct rays of the sun, and kept well syringed.Talks about Flowers.|M. D. Wellcome
The Soma is protected by fire, which the bird quenches after "drinking in many rivers" with the numerous mouths it has assumed.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
In years past they were cruelly hunted and killed, but are now protected and encouraged.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
Her garments were rough and patched, but her face, protected by the sunbonnet, was untouched by tan.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler
Word Origin for protect
mid-15c., from Latin protectus, past participle of protegere "to protect, cover in front" (see protection). International economics sense from 1789. Related: Protected; protecting.