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  • adj. defended.
  • adj. Having the protected access modifier, indicating that a program element is accessible to subclasses but not to the program in general.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of protect.

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  • adj. guarded from injury or destruction
  • adj. kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss

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