childproof
I. adjective Date: 1956 1. designed to prevent tampering or opening by children <
childproof pill bottles
>
2. made safe for children (as by safe storage of dangerous materials) <
a childproof home
>
II. transitive verb Date: 1971 to make childproof <
childproof a house
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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