shock·​proof | \ ˈshäk-ˌprüf How to pronounce shockproof (audio) \

Definition of shockproof

1 : incapable of being shocked
2a : resistant to damage by shock
b : unlikely to cause shock : protectively insulated a shockproof switch

Examples of shockproof in a Sentence

The watch is supposed to be waterproof and shockproof.

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Still, in this age of tiny, shockproof microchips, the idea of a putting a guidance system on what amounts to a big bullet isn't crazy. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Navy Wants Smart Guided Cannon Rounds to Fend Off Iran's Boat Swarms," 20 Jan. 2017 The shockproof magnesium case protects the 40-gigabyte hard drive, even from a 3-foot fall. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, "Tough Enough," 5 July 2012 In two ways that have the power to shock, even in this almost shockproof era, lies are getting plenty of help. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American," 23 May 2017 Eurami Gamma-Scout This showy yet shockproof unit packs a wallop of features into a 6-ounce package. Gordon Bass, WIRED, "Doomsday Devices," 1 July 2003

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First Known Use of shockproof

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of shockproof

: not damaged if dropped, hit, etc. : resistant to shock

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