mothproof

[mawth-proof, moth-]

adjective

resistant to attack by moths.

verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. mothership,
  2. motherwell,
  3. motherwell and wishaw,
  4. motherwell, robert,
  5. motherwort,
  6. moths,
  7. mothy,
  8. moti,
  9. motif,
  10. motile

Origin of mothproof

First recorded in 1890–95; moth + -proof

Related formsmoth·proof·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mothproof

mothproof

adjective

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

verb

(tr) to make (clothes, etc) mothproof
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