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warehouse

noun [C] uk   /ˈweə.haʊs/ us    /ˈwer-/ UK (US storehouse)
C2 a large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to shops, or a large shop selling a large number of a particular product at a cheap rate: The goods have been sitting in a warehouse for months because a strike has prevented distribution. We bought both sofas from a big furniture warehouse that's just off the motorway.

warehouse

verb [T] uk   /ˈweə.haʊs/ us    /ˈwer-/ UK
to store something in a warehouse: The division was only able to sell 40 systems, leaving 80 units warehoused and unsold.
warehousing
noun [U] uk   us  
The company has sold its warehousing and distribution operation.
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