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childproof

adjective child·proof \ ˈchīl(d)-ˌprüf \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

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

1889

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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childproof

verb

Definition of childproof

childproofed; childproofing; childproofs
: to make childproof
  • childproof a house

Examples of childproof in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of childproof

1941

in the meaning defined above

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CHILDPROOF Defined for English Language Learners

childproof

Definition of childproof for English Language Learners

  • : made so that a child cannot open it

  • : made safe for children


childproof

Definition of childproof for English Language Learners

  • : to make (a place) safe for children


CHILDPROOF Defined for Kids

childproof

adjective child·proof \ ˈchīld-ˌprüf \

Definition of childproof for Students

1 : made to prevent opening by children
  • a childproof bottle
2 : made safe for children
  • a childproof house


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