self-protection

[self-pruh-tek-shuh n, self-]
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noun

protection of oneself or itself.

Nearby words

  1. self-professed,
  2. self-promotion,
  3. self-pronouncing,
  4. self-propelled,
  5. self-propulsion,
  6. self-publish,
  7. self-published,
  8. self-punishment,
  9. self-purification,
  10. self-questioning

Origin of self-protection

First recorded in 1855–60

Related formsself-pro·tect·ing, adjectiveself-pro·tec·tive, adjectiveself-pro·tec·tive·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for self-protection

self-protection

noun

the act or an instance of protecting or defending oneself
Derived Formsself-protective, adjective

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Word Origin and History for self-protection

self-protection

n.

1706, from self- + protection.

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