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English definition of “mothball”

mothball

noun     /ˈmɒθ.bɔːl/ US  /ˈmɑːθ.bɑːl/
a small, white ball containing a chemical with a strong smell that keeps moths away from clothesTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyClothing - general words
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