[chahyld-proof] /ˈtʃaɪldˌpruf/

resistant to being opened, tampered with, or operated by a :
a childproof medicine bottle.
made free of hazard for a :
a childproof home.
made safe from damage by :
a childproof living room free of breakable objects.
verb (used with object)
to make childproof:
to childproof a home.

1933, from child (n.) + proof (n.). As a verb by 1951.


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