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safeguard (plural safeguards)
- Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
- Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
- One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
- Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
- A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
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something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense
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- to protect, to keep safe
- She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
- to escort safely
to protect, to keep safe
- to be checked