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mothproof

[ mawth-proof, moth- ]
/ ˈmɔθˌpruf, ˈmɒθ- /
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adjective

resistant to attack by moths.

verb (used with object)

to render (fabric, clothing, etc.) mothproof.

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Origin of mothproof

First recorded in 1890–95; moth + -proof

OTHER WORDS FROM mothproof

mothproofer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mothproof

mothproof
/ (ˈmɒθˌpruːf) /

adjective

(esp of clothes) chemically treated so as to repel clothes moths

verb

(tr) to make (clothes, etc) mothproof
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