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English noun: defensive measure

1. defensive measure (act) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies


SamplesThey died in the defense of Stalingrad.
They were developed for the defense program.


Synonymsdefence, defense


Broader (hypernym)action, military action


Narrower (hyponym)air defense, biodefence, biodefense, biological defence, biological defense, biological warfare defence, biological warfare defense, BW defence, BW defense, chemical defence, chemical defense, deliberate defence, deliberate defense, hasty defence, hasty defense, minelaying, mining, stand, umbrella


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine









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