Definition of mothproof in English:


Syllabification: moth·proof
Pronunciation: /ˈmôTHˌpro͞of


  • (Of clothes or fabrics) treated with a substance that repels moths.
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    • This yarn is mothproof, shrink-proof, colorfast, non-allergenic and machine washable and dryable.
    • Many yarn manufacturers make mothproof wool, which is chemically treated to repel or kill moths that come in contact with it.
    • It is a fine 2-ply mothproof needlepoint/crewel thread made of 100% pure wool in 180 shades.


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  • Treat with a substance that repels moths.
    More example sentences
    • Place in closets, drawers, or closed containers to mothproof garments.
    • The rug has been exhibited many times since then, and a Navajo Indian regularly cleans and mothproofs it.
    • New wool is always mothproofed, but it is still a good idea to spray finished needlepoint about once a year.

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