child-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.
adj.

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

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