Definition of mothproof in English:

mothproof

Syllabification: moth·proof
Pronunciation: /ˈmôTHˌpro͞of
 
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adjective

(Of clothes or fabrics) treated with a substance that repels moths.
More example sentences
  • 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.

verb

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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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