Definition of mothball verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mothball

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɒθbɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːθbɔːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mothball
BrE BrE//ˈmɒθbɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːθbɔːl//
 
he / she / it mothballs
BrE BrE//ˈmɒθbɔːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːθbɔːlz//
 
past simple mothballed
BrE BrE//ˈmɒθbɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːθbɔːld//
 
past participle mothballed
BrE BrE//ˈmɒθbɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːθbɔːld//
 
-ing form mothballing
BrE BrE//ˈmɒθbɔːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːθbɔːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] mothball something to decide not to use or develop something, for a period of time, especially a piece of equipment or a plan The original proposal had been mothballed years ago. synonym shelve
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