There are 2 translations of mothball in Spanish:

mothball1

Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːθbɔːl; ˈmɒθbɔːl/

n

  • bola (f) 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

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There are 2 translations of mothball in Spanish:

mothball2

vt

  • [ship] mandar a la reserva; [program/project] aparcar*, archivar; [supplies] dejar en depósito the steelworks will be mothballed until a buyer is found van a cerrar la acería hasta que surja un comprador
    More 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.
    More 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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Catalán is the language of Catalonia. Like Castilian, Catalan is a Romance language. Variants of it include mallorquín of the Balearic Islands and valenciano spoken in the autonomous region of Valencia. Banned under Franco, Catalan has enjoyed a revival since Spain's return to democracy and now has around 11 million speakers. It is the medium of instruction in schools and universities and its use is widespread in business, the arts, and the media. Many books are published in Catalan. See also lenguas cooficiales.