childproof childproof

Definition(s):

  • (v) make safe against children

Usage(s):

  1. Keeping the lid down is like putting a childproof gate around your swimming pool.
  2. Smoke alarms, childproof lighters and the establishment of dedicated burn centers are among the WHO's prescriptions.
  3. There are also concerns about children's safety in prisons, which are often not adequately childproof, and about the availability of adequate medical care.

News

  1. Louie Delaware -- The Home Safety Guru(R) Announces the Release of His Book

    The Home Safety Guru's Definitive Guide on How to Childproof Your Home(TM) Making Your Home Safe and Secure for Little Ones
    on June 28, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. WORRY, WONDER OF BOY LIVING AMONG NAZIS GRIP MEMORY

    Europe of the World War II era should have been made childproof. Instead, it was “child abuse” on a scale that the world had never before seen.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

Quotes

  1. "Physical barriers in New York City really aren't very practical," said James Jay Carafano, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation specializing in homeland security. "Trying to childproof America is a really dumb idea. The most...
    on Oct 6, 2006 By: James Jay Source: New York Times

  2. "I'm looking forward to the ribbon-cutting ceremony because Frank (Wilson, Fundy Trail Development Authority president) told me he had childproof scissors so the premier and I wouldn't injure each other," said Ashfield.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Keith Ashfield Source: Times and Transcript

  3. "You don't have the resources to childproof the entire country," Friedman said.
    on Sep 25, 2005 By: George Friedman Source: USA Today

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