[ chahyld-ri-zis-tuh nt ]
/ ˈtʃaɪld rɪˌzɪs tənt /
that resists being opened, tampered with, or damaged by a child; childproof: a child-resistant medicine cabinet.
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Origin of child-resistant
First recorded in 1970–75
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