shockproof

adjective

shock·​proof ˈshäk-ˌprüf How to pronounce shockproof (audio)
1
: incapable of being shocked
2
a
: resistant to damage by shock
b
: unlikely to cause shock : protectively insulated
a shockproof switch

Example Sentences

The watch is supposed to be waterproof and shockproof.
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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of shockproof was in 1911

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“Shockproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shockproof. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

shockproof

adjective
shock·​proof ˈshäk-ˌprüf How to pronounce shockproof (audio)
1
: incapable of being shocked
2
a
: resistant to damage by shock
b
: unlikely to cause shock
a shockproof switch
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