[oh-ver-proof] /ˈoʊ vərˈpruf/
containing a greater proportion of alcohol than does.
[verb oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-; noun oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-] /verb ˌoʊ vər prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-; noun ˈoʊ vər prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-/ verb (used with object) 1. to make or measure in excess of the correct, normal, or desired . noun 2. the excessiveness of something in relation to another or to what is considered correct, desirable, […]
[pruh-tekt] /prəˈtɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.; cover or shield from injury or danger. 2. Economics. to guard (the industry or an industry of a nation) from foreign competition by imposing import duties. 3. to provide funds for the payment of (a draft, note, […]
[pruh-tek-shuh n] /prəˈtɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm. 2. a thing, person, or group that protects: This vaccine is a protection against disease. 3. . 4. Insurance. (def 1). 5. Informal. 6. Economics. . 7. a document that assures safety from harm, […]
[oh-ver-pruh-tek-tiv] /ˌoʊ vər prəˈtɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. unduly . adj. also over-protective, 1930, from over- + protective. Related: Overprotectively; overprotectiveness.