Definition of stockpile in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstɒkpʌɪl


  • A large accumulated stock of goods or materials, especially one held in reserve for use at a time of shortage or other emergency: a stockpile of sandbags was being prepared a stockpile of nuclear weapons
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    • America would provide a safer form of atomic energy to prevent the production of a growing stockpile of nuclear weapons material.
    • No relief for prices after the Department of Energy said refiners can borrow oil from the nation's emergency stockpiles.
    • Over the next ten years both sides will reduce their operational stockpiles of nuclear weapons to between 1,700 and 2,200 warheads each.


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  • Capricorns aren't pack rats; you're stockpilers.
  • He's a born stockpiler.
  • It's about the US itself - that great stockpiler, developer and user of chemical and biological weapons.

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