English - Adjective
- Intended for defence; protective.
- Intended to deter attack.
- Performed so as to minimise risk.
- Displaying an inordinate sensitivity to criticism.
- (cricket) Of a bowling or fielding tactic designed to prevent the other side from scoring runs; of a batting tactic designed to prevent being out.
- (sports) Pertaining to defense, as opposed to attack.
- In a state or posture of defense.
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Latin - Adjective