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.
  3. 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

First recorded in 1955–60; child + -proof
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Examples from the Web for child-proof

Contemporary Examples of child-proof

  • 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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    Can You Really O.D. on Pot?

    Kent Sepkowitz

    February 3, 2014


Word Origin and History for child-proof
adj.

1933, from child (n.) + proof (n.). As a verb by 1951.

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