defensive measure

(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies

they died in the defense of Stalingrad


they were developed for the defense program

Syn: ↑defense, ↑defence
Hypernyms: ↑military action, ↑action

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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