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mothball

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of mothball

to stop using (something) while keeping it to be possibly used in the future
  • Many navy ships were mothballed after the war.

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The first known use of mothball was in 1892

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“Mothball.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mothball. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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