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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of proof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made proof; specifically, made water-proof: as, proofed silk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. treated so as to become resistant


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  • They went on the grid with “a piece of canvas underneath and over the top, a tailored cover in proofed canvas, leather-bound.”

    The Motorcar | Edwardian Promenade

  • I have also received the galleys to be proofed, which is a first for me (and justifies hauling out the userpic which I made a little while ago for matociquala).

    1/19/08: Polishing my rocket

  • While their governments seems to think that by joining the EMU they will be "shock-proofed," they should just get rid of the "proofed" part and realize that they will shock their citizens into a new kind of indentured servitude.

    Marshall Auerback: Fiscal Austerity Fever Goes Global

  • The road was supposed to be mine-free -- cleared by Serbs, who poked the earth with long metal rods, checked by U.S. engineers and "proofed" by giant Abrams tanks outfitted with one-ton rollers.

    'It's Gonna Be A Long Year'

  • I don't want to hear the typical rhetoric about shadowy connections to powerful families that all remain nebulous and "proofed" only by an unnecessary multiplying of the variables.

    What are Progressives Waiting For?

  • As is typical in a peacekeeping operation, U.S. soldiers were not directly engaged in the slow, risky work of identifying and clearing those mines, and they were supposed to confine their patrols to routes that had been "proofed," however that could be defined.

    Peace is Hell

  • So if i "proofed" [sic] the point that you were wrong, you're welcome. thinkingahead wrote: The conservative candidate, who is a Republican and a very liberal Republican beat the Democrat.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking

  • Theoretically, electronically crash-proofed cars could also be lighter, since they wouldn't have to carry around as much protective steel armor.

    Pedestrian Detection

  • Obviously the room & house accessible to a nighttime wandering child needs to be baby proofed.

    Boot Skootin’ Snot Boogerin’ Nobody’s Sleepin’ Boogie | Her Bad Mother

  • It is essential that all future plans to fund debt advice services are equality proofed.

    Disabled people 'face additional debt difficulties'


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