Translation of mothball in Spanish:

mothball

bola de naftalina, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈmɒθbɔːl//ˈmɔθˌbɔl/

noun

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    bola de naftalina feminine
    to put a plan/project in mothballs aparcar / 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

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    (ship) mandar a la reserva
    (project/program) aparcar
    (project/program) 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