HyperDic: mothball

English > 2 senses of the word mothball:
NOUNartifactmothball, camphor balla small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
VERBpossessionmothballput into long-term storage
mothball > pronunciation
Soundsmao'thbao.l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > mothball: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing.
Synonymcamphor ball
Broaderball, globe, orbAn object with a spherical shape
SubstancescamphorA resin obtained from the camphor tree
naphthaleneA white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
Spanishbola de naftalina
Catalanbola de càmfora, bola de naftalina
Verbsmothballput into long-term storage
English > mothball: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningput into long-term storage.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey mothball the cape
BroaderstoreFind a place for and put away for storage
Nounsmothballa small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing

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