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Safe and harmless

safe

adjective

protected from being hurt, damaged, lost, stolen etc

harmless

adjective

not likely to upset people or to cause problems

secure

adjective

safe from attack, harm, or damage

protective

adjective

providing protection against something harmful or dangerous

innocuous

adjective

not likely to harm or hurt anyone or anything

avoidable

adjective

capable of being prevented

controllable

adjective

capable of being controlled or kept within safe limits

preventable

adjective

capable of being prevented

sound

adjective

safe, or in good condition

in safe hands

protected from harm or danger by a particular person or organization

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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