protectant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

protect +‎ -ant

Noun[edit]

protectant (plural protectants)

  1. (chiefly medicine) Something which gives protection.
    • 2009 February 26, Jennifer A. Kingson, “Singling Out Eczema Sufferers”, in New York Times[1]:
      The active ingredient in both products is dimethicone, a skin protectant also found in less-expensive drugstore creams.

Adjective[edit]

protectant (not comparable)

  1. Synonym of protective

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