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Main Entry: 1de·fen·sive
Pronunciation: di-primarystressfen(t)-siv, primarystressdemacron-secondarystressfen(t)-
Function: adjective
1 : serving or intended to defend or protect <a defensive alliance>
2 : resisting or preventing attack <defensive behavior>
3 : of or relating to the attempt to keep an opponent from scoring in a game or contest <a player with good defensive skills>
- de·fen·sive·ly adverb
- de·fen·sive·ness noun

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