Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. mothball

noun. ['ˈmɔθˌbɔl'] a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing.

Synonyms

  • orb
  • naphthalene
  • globe
  • camphor
  • camphor ball

Antonyms

  • volatile storage
  • software
  • non-volatile storage
  • nonvolatile storage

Etymology

  • ball (English)
  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moth (English)

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Mothball

  • arenaball
  • basketball
  • blackball
  • butterball
  • cannonball
  • eyeball
  • fastball
  • fireball
  • fireball
  • football
  • handball
  • hardball
  • meatball
  • oddball
  • pinball
  • powerball
  • racquetball
  • screwball
  • snowball
  • softball

Example sentences of the word mothball


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you live near a source of naphthalene, your house may take on a strong mothball type smell.

2. Adjective
Very little exposure is required for an individual to smell mothball vapors.

2. mothball

verb. ['ˈmɔθˌbɔl'] put into long-term storage.

Etymology

  • ball (English)
  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • moth (English)
Synonym.com