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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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