mothproof

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adjective

moth·​proof ˈmȯth-ˌprüf How to pronounce mothproof (audio)
: impervious to penetration by moths
mothproof wool

mothproof

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verb

mothproofed; mothproofing; mothproofs

transitive verb

: to make mothproof
mothproofer noun

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1847, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mothproof was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Mothproof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mothproof. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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