childproof

or child-proof

[ chahyld-proof ]

adjective
  1. resistant to being opened, tampered with, or operated by a child: a childproof medicine bottle.

  2. made free of hazard for a child: a childproof home.

  1. made safe from damage by children: a childproof living room free of breakable objects.

verb (used with object)
  1. to make childproof: to childproof a home.

Origin of childproof

1
First recorded in 1955–60; child + -proof

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