Nouns (1)

n. a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction

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Adjectives (2)

adj. eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction; "a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident"
adj. guaranteed not to fail; "a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle"

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Synonyms (22)

innocuous, harmless
adj. unlikely to harm or disturb anyone; "harmless old man"
off the hook
adj. freed from danger or blame or obligation; "I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand"
out of danger, secure
adj. free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
risk-free, unhazardous, riskless
adj. thought to be devoid of risk
safe and sound, unhurt
adj. free from danger or injury; "the children were found safe and sound"
adj. characterized by certainty or security; "a tiny but assured income"; "we can never have completely assured lives"
warranted, bonded, guaranteed, secured
adj. secured by written agreement
adj. securely established; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
in safe custody
adj. secure in formally authorized hands
adj. assured by (usually) spoken agreement; "the promised toy"; "the promised land"
adj. in safekeeping; "your secret is safe with me"
safety-deposit, safe-deposit
adj. safe for the storage of valuables; "kept the deed in his safe-deposit box at the bank"
adj. physically secure or dependable; "a sure footing"; "was on sure ground"

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