childproof


1child·proof

adjective \ˈchīl(d)-ˌprüf\

: made so that a child cannot open it

: made safe for children

Full Definition of CHILDPROOF

1
:  designed to prevent tampering or opening by children <childproof pill bottles>
2
:  made safe for children (as by safe storage of dangerous materials) <a childproof home>

First Known Use of CHILDPROOF

1956

2childproof

transitive verb

: to make (a place) safe for children

Full Definition of CHILDPROOF

:  to make childproof <childproof a house>

Examples of CHILDPROOF

  1. The article has tips on how to childproof a home.

First Known Use of CHILDPROOF

1971

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