1. [Adjective]: intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"

2. [Noun]: an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive'')

3. attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

4. serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting; "defensive fortifications"; "defensive dikes to protect against floods"

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