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English definition of “dead stock”

dead stock

noun [U]
 
 
COMMERCE an amount of a product that a company has bought or made but is unable to sell. Storing dead stock costs money and so reduces the amount of profit a company can make: Under the rules you can discount the products after a year, but a year is a long time to keep dead stock.
(Definition of dead stock from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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