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stockpile

noun stock·pile \ ˈstäk-ˌpī(-ə)l \

Definition of stockpile

:a storage pile: such as
a :a reserve supply of something essential accumulated within a country for use during a shortage
b :a gradually accumulated reserve of something
  • avert stockpiles of unsold cars
  • —Bert Pierce

Examples of stockpile in a Sentence

  1. a stockpile of medical supplies

  2. an emergency stockpile of potable water and canned goods in the cellar

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First Known Use of stockpile

1872


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stockpile

verb

Definition of stockpile

transitive verb
1 :to place or store in or on a stockpile
2 :to accumulate a stockpile of
  • a country suspected of stockpiling weapons

stockpiler

noun

Examples of stockpile in a Sentence

  1. The government stockpiled vaccines to prepare for a flu epidemic.

  2. we should be able to stockpile enough vaccine for the upcoming flu season

Recent Examples of stockpile from the Web

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First Known Use of stockpile

1921


STOCKPILE Defined for English Language Learners

stockpile

noun

Definition of stockpile for English Language Learners

  • : a large supply of something that is kept for future use


stockpile

verb

Definition of stockpile for English Language Learners

  • : to get and keep a large supply of (something) for future use



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