English noun: defensive measure
|1.||defensive measure (act) (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies|
|Samples||They died in the defense of Stalingrad.|
They were developed for the defense program.
|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 category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|