Definition of defensative in English:

defensative

noun

  • Something that acts as a defence or protection; (Medicine) specifically a medicated ointment or plaster applied to the skin; = "defensive". Now historical and rare.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Gale (c1507–1567), surgeon. From post-classical Latin defensativus having the property of defending, defensive, protective from classical Latin dēfensāt-, past participial stem of dēfensāre to act in defence against, to protect + -īvus.

Pronunciation

defensative

/dɪˈfɛnsətɪv/