mothball

US [ˈmɔθˌbɔl]
UK [ˈmɒθˌbɔːl]
  • adj.后备的;封存的;闲置的
  • n.卫生球;樟脑丸
  • v.封存;搁置不用
  • Web樟脑球;樟脑玩;樟脑丸先生
Plural Form:mothballs  Present Participle:mothballing  Past Tense:mothballed  
mothball
n.
1.
卫生球;樟脑丸a small white ball made of a chemical with a strong smell, used for keeping moths away from clothes
IDM
in mothballs
(长期)封存;(长期)搁置stored and not in use, often for a long time
v.
1.
[usupass]
~ sth
封存;搁置不用to decide not to use or develop sth, for a period of time, especially a piece of equipment or a plan
The original proposal had been mothballed years ago.
最初的建议多年前就束之高阁了。

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