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1. Designed to resist tampering by young children: a childproof aspirin bottle.
2. Made safe for young children, as by the removal or alteration of potential hazards: a childproof kitchen.
tr.v. child·proofed, child·proof·ing, child·proofs
To make childproof: childproof a house.


(ˈtʃaɪldpruːf) or

child proof

designed to eliminate or minimize hazards to children


or child′-proof`,

1. incapable of being opened, tampered with, or operated by a child.
2. made free of hazard for a child.
3. to make childproof.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.childproof - make safe against children; "childproof the apartment"
proof - make resistant (to harm); "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"


[ˈtʃaɪldˌpruːf] ADJa prueba de niños
child-proof (door) lockcerradura f de seguridad para niños


child proof [ˈtʃaɪldpruːf] adj
childproof lock → sécurité f enfantchild psychologist npsychologue mf pour enfantschild rearing néducation f des enfants


adj a prueba de niños
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Note for nit-pickin' Safety Nazis: For what follows, presume weapons are triple-checked at every stage for the presence of any form of ammunition; that all ammo is stored at least two counties away in a guarded bunker with a gigantic child-proof cap.
18 These commercially available chemicals are easily accessible and freely available from the open market, in an ordinary bottle and containers without following the protection rules or child-proof cap or any warning sign/label on it.
Although the bottle had a child-proof cap on it, if it was not screwed down fully the locking mechanism did not engage.
I explained I'd have to do it as it had a child-proof cap and he gasped: "How did it know when I was trying to open it?
He added that the methadone Mitchell was given was in liquid form and had been kept in a metal container with a child-proof cap on a work surface 92cms high.
I personally have found a way lo keep from going off the deep end trying to open a child-proof cap.