Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈtʃaɪldpruːf) or

child proof

designed to eliminate or minimize hazards to children
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.childproof - make safe against children; "childproof the apartment"
proof - make resistant (to harm); "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ˈtʃaɪldˌpruːf] ADJa prueba de niños
child-proof (door) lockcerradura f de seguridad para niños
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


child proof [ˈtʃaɪldpruːf] adj
childproof lock → sécurité f enfantchild psychologist npsychologue mf pour enfantschild rearing néducation f des enfants
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


adj a prueba de niños
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
It also has safety equipment which include Anti-locking Brake system, Electronic Brake Pressure Distribution, stability control and childproof locks on rear doors,' explained Usha Nagpal , General Manager Sales for Volkswagen.
My priorities all had to change, and I knew there was no way possible to childproof the house and keep cookie and cracker crumbs out of my carpet.
Malani noted that childproof prescription drug vials and bottles were developed and required starting years ago, specifically to protect children from accidentally swallowing medicine not prescribed to them.
Parents and others who have youngsters frequently in their homes need to childproof the premises.
Store spent batteries in a sealed childproof container to prevent kids from playing with them," reminded the group.
Although laws have been put in place to require them to be sold in childproof containers, unintentional ingestions of marijuana edibles have increased, which have led to increased ED visits and calls to poison control.
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla couldn't be happier to show off her husband's handiwork in building a childproof playground in their home.
Cover unused electrical outlets with childproof inserts.
While you're inspecting that, also check electrical outlets to make sure they're up to code and childproof if necessary.
By law, prescription medicine must be in a childproof container, but Penny knows that many people like the convenience of pill organizers, where they store daily amounts of pills and vitamins for themselves or their pets.
By law, any prescription medicine must be in a childproof container, but Penny knows that many people like the convenience of pill organizers to store daily amounts of pills and vitamins.
Unlike childproof caps, a combination cap cannot be twisted off by a determined toddler.