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mothballnoun

uk   /ˈmɒθ.bɔːl/  us   /ˈmɑːθ.bɑːl/
a small, white ball containing a chemical with a strong smell that keeps moths away from clothes

mothballverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɒθ.bɔːl/  us   /ˈmɑːθ.bɑːl/
to stop work on an idea, plan, or job, but leaving it in such a way that you can start on it again at some point in the future: Six coal pits were mothballed in the hope that they could be reopened in a time of better economic conditions.
(Definition of mothball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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