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American English: /ˈmɔθˌbɔl/
British English: /ˈmɒθbɔːl/

Translation of mothball in Spanish:


  • bola (feminine) de naftalina
    to put a plan/project in mothballs
    aparcar or archivar un plan/proyecto
    the battleship was put in mothballs after the war
    después de la guerra, mandaron el buque a la reserva

transitive verb

  • (ship)
    mandar a la reserva
    dejar en depósito
    the steelworks will be mothballed until a buyer is found
    van a cerrar la acería hasta que surja un comprador
    Example sentences
    • The notion that the country can sustain a capable defence force by mothballing equipment is laughable.
    • Other mothballed military facilities are available if the number of detainees continues to rise.
    • Along with a cancellation of the Shuttle NASA should mothball the space station.
    Example sentences
    • When market forces caught up with the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, many of its research-cum-defense projects were mothballed.
    • Earlier plans were mothballed when fund managers lost their appetite for another semi-state sell-off.
    • His untimely death meant the project was effectively mothballed, although it toured as a series of exhibitions during the 1970s.
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