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1    intended, suitable, or done for defence, as opposed to offence  
2    rejecting criticisms of oneself or covering up one's failings  
3    a position of defence  
4    on the defensive   in an attitude or position of defence, as in being ready to reject criticism  
  defensively      adv  
  defensiveness      n  

defensive medicine  
      n   the practice by a doctor of ordering extensive tests in order to minimize liability if accused of negligence  
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The opening of a defensive gland present in some arthropods, which secretes a foul-smelling substance to discourage predators.
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