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babyproof

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verb, transitive + intransitive ba·by·proof \ˈbā-bē-ˌprüf\

Definition of babyproof

babyproofed

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babyproofing

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babyproofs

  1. :  to make something (such as a home) safe for infants and young children by eliminating or minimizing potential hazards When our oldest child learned to walk we finally had to babyproof the house. … You have to put latches on your drawers and cabinets so your children can’t hurt themselves. — Jeff Foxworthy, No Shirt. No Shoes. No Problem!, 1996 Small but important ways to babyproof include installing child safety devices like toilet locks and removing hazardous objects from the home. — Christa Woodall, Orange County Register, 2 May 2008

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1921

First Known Use of babyproof

1921


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babyproof

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adjective ba·by·proof \ˈbā-bē-ˌprüf\

Definition of babyproof

  1. :  made safe for infants and young children by the elimination or reduction of potential hazards Mom has offered to take my toddler for a week of her vacation from work. He'll be too much for her, and I'm not confident that her home is babyproof. — Beth Pflamer, Rocky Mountain News, 13 Mar. 2006; especially :  designed to prevent opening or access by infants and young children Keep garbage in containers with babyproof lids. — Kim Zarzour, Toronto Star, 22 Apr. 1989

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1881

First Known Use of babyproof

1881


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