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 for Shielding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shield \Shield\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shielded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shielding.] [AS. scidan, scyldan. See Shield, n.]
     1. To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger;
        to defend; to protect from assault or injury.
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              Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field,
              To see the son the vanquished father shield.
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              A woman's shape doth shield thee.     --Shak.
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     2. To ward off; to keep off or out.
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              They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to
              shield the cold to which they had been inured.
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     3. To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory
        exclamation, forbid! [Obs.]
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              God shield that it should so befall.  --Chaucer.
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              God shield I should disturb devotion! --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of shielding from harm
      2: a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to
         radiation emitted in nuclear decay
      3: shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates
         designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient
         electromagnetic interference

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "shielding":
     blanketing, cloaking, coating, covering, custodial, defending,
     defensive, enveloping, fostering, guardian, guarding, immunizing,
     parental, preventive, prophylactic, protecting, protective,
     safeguarding, screening, self-defensive, self-preservative,
     self-protective, sheathing, sheltering, shrouding, tutelary,
     veiling, vigilant, watchful, wrapping

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