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mothballed

verb
past tense of mothball

Synonyms & Antonyms of mothballed

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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“Mothballed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mothballed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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