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The meaning of Mothball


Mothball – definition


A small pellet of a pungent substance, typically naphthalene, put in among stored garments to keep away clothes moths.

Usage examples:

For optimal protection, store in acid-free, nonplastic containers, or in garment bags with mothball…

Store (clothes) with mothballs.

Usage examples:

He left muttering something about mothballing the suit until next year.

Stop using (a piece of equipment or a building) but keep it in good condition so that it can readily be used again.

Usage examples:

It would cost the company a lot of money just to mothball the mine

A small ball containing chemicals with a strong smell, used esp. to protect wool clothing from moths


To stop using a factory, building, etc., but leave it in a condition that allows you to use it again in the future

Usage examples:

The factory was mothballed two years ago., the local community were told about the mothballing of t…

Mothball translation into English

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封存, 保藏

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Mottenbal, Motbal

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Boule de naphtaline

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मोथबॉल, कपड़ी को कीड़ों से बचाने वाली गोलियाँ

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Naftalina, Pallina di naftalina

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Нафталин, Нафталиновый шарик, Консервировать, Камфарный шарик

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Bola de naftalina, Empaquetar, Bola de la polilla

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