fail-safe

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fail-safe

  1. That does not cause undue damage in the event of failure.
    The system is failsafe, because everything is backed up automatically.
  2. Designed for to cause a shut off for safety if an emergency occurs.

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fail-safe (plural fail-safes)

  1. A fail-safe device or mechanism.

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fail-safe (third-person singular simple present fail-safes, present participle fail-safing, simple past and past participle fail-safed)

  1. To compensate automatically, in the event of a failure.
  2. To make a device or mechanism fail-safe, or to add a fail-safe device or mechanism to an existing system.

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