(adjective, verb)


1. Designed to be unable for a child to use, operate, or open.

- Because of her arthritis, she always asked not to have childproof caps on her medicine bottles.

2. Made safe for children.

- They attempted to make the house childproof by covering all sharp corners with soft foam.

3. Made safe from children; resistant to damage by children.

- After several visits from his darling nephews, Mike's bookshelves were childproof; all breakables and valuable books had been moved out of reach.


1. make safe against children

- childproof the apartment

Definition categories: change, proof

Sentences with childproof as a verb:

- I debated childproofing my house, but decided against, on the basis that any scars or burns would serve as object lessons in restraint.