childproof

or child-proof

[ chahyld-proof ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌpruf /

adjective

resistant to being opened, tampered with, or operated by a child: a childproof medicine bottle.
made free of hazard for a child: a childproof home.
made safe from damage by children: a childproof living room free of breakable objects.

verb (used with object)

to make childproof: to childproof a home.

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Origin of childproof

First recorded in 1955–60; child + -proof
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Example sentences from the Web for childproof

  • A concern already has been put forward to child-proof the next generation of pot treats that come in various shapes and sizes.

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