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AIDS a serious disease caused by a virus that stops the body from being able to protect itself from other diseases. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
apron a garment that covers all or part of the front of the body. An apron is worn to protect the clothing underneath.
arm2 to protect or make stronger. [1/3 definitions]
armor a suit made of leather, metal, or other strong material, worn to protect the body during battle. [1/4 definitions]
bandage a strip of cloth used to protect or cover a wound or other injury. [1/2 definitions]
barrier island a long narrow island that is parallel to the mainland. A barrier island helps protect the shore from being worn away by the action of the ocean's waves.
bib a piece of cloth tied under the chin. A bib is worn by babies to protect the clothing during a meal. [1/2 definitions]
blockhouse a structure used to protect people who are working on or watching a rocket launch or weapons test. [1/2 definitions]
blotter a piece of paper used to soak up ink or to protect a writing surface.
bodyguard a person whose job is to protect another person or a group of people from harm.
chaps leather clothing worn over pants, especially by cowboys, to protect the legs while riding horseback.
clad2 to join a metal to another metal in order to make it stronger or protect it.
cocoon a covering made by young insects and some other arthropods to protect themselves while they change from a pupa into an adult. Some spiders make cocoons to hide their eggs.
cover something laid over or on something else to shelter, protect, or hide. [1/6 definitions]
defend to protect from harm; guard. [1/2 definitions]
dike to furnish, enclose, or protect with a dike. [1/2 definitions]
doily a small mat, often made of embroidered cloth, lace, or paper that looks like lace. Doilies are used to decorate or protect furniture and dishes.
dope a product that is used to protect and strengthen fabric or paper, as on balloons or model airplane wings. [1/4 definitions]
earmuff one of a pair of soft pads that are worn over the ears to protect against cold. The two pads are connected by a band that goes over the head.
embankment a mound of earth or stone made to support a road or protect an area from water.
ensure to protect or make safe. [1/2 definitions]