verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- protease inhibitor,
- protease inhibitors,
- protected sex,
Origin of protect
Examples from the Web for unprotected
Why “sex with men” instead of “unprotected sex” or “sex with a stranger” or “sex with multiple partners”?The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The two had unprotected sex on multiple occasions, according to the woman.Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV|Jacob Siegel|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were exposing the people of Bettiah to the unprotected dimensions of their cramped lives.
An unprotected person standing close to the contaminated areas would receive a lethal radiation dose within hours.The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Was it just an accident, or a warning to the world about unprotected lifelines?What Were Egypt’s Divers Up To With Underwater Cables?|Christopher Dickey|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The most unprotected object on the face of this earth is a house 285 when the furniture is going in.My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Wilkie Collins
By so doing the danger to the unprotected ends of the junctions is much less.
Placing the gun in his pocket, Shirley seized a tall, steel-legged stool to bring it down on Anzio's unprotected head.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Dee has suffered hard measure from those who have only judged of him in the last days of his unprotected distress.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
She knew her capabilities, well-tried in some sixty odd years of unprotected spinsterhood.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
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.