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Definitions for mothball
ˈmɔθˌbɔl, ˈmɒθ-moth·ball

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mothball, camphor ball(verb)

    a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing

  2. mothball(verb)

    put into long-term storage

Wiktionary

  1. mothball(Noun)

    a small ball of chemical pesticide and deodorant placed in or around clothing and other articles susceptible to damage from mold or moth larvae in order to protect them from this damage; mothballs have either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene as their active ingredient.

  2. mothball(Verb)

    to store or shelve (something that is no longer used)

    They mothballed the old version after the new one came out.

Freebase

  1. Mothball

    Mothballs are small balls of chemical pesticide and deodorant sometimes used when storing clothing and other articles susceptible to damage from mold or moth larvae. Use of mothballs when clothing is stored out-of-season gave rise to the colloquial usage of the terms "mothballed" and "put into mothballs" to refer to anything which is put into storage or whose operation is suspended.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mothball in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mothball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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