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

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  • adjective guarded from injury or destruction
  • adjective kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss


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