self-protection

[ self-pruh-tek-shuh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf prəˈtɛk ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

protection of oneself or itself.

Origin of self-protection

First recorded in 1855–60

Related forms

self-pro·tect·ing, adjectiveself-pro·tec·tive, adjectiveself-pro·tec·tive·ness, noun
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self-protection

noun

the act or an instance of protecting or defending oneself

Derived Forms

self-protective, adjective
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