Definition of 'mothball'
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More power plants will be mothballed as a result. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Bosses told staff yesterday that 20 sites were being mothballed or closed to cut costs. The Sun (2012)The Grid may yet have to ask for mothballed plants to be brought back online. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Certainly in commercial property, projects have been mothballed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That would still mean the plant is mothballed with huge layoffs, but workers would probably receive redundancy pay. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The borrowed money is used to pay for basic infrastructure on mothballed sites, which in turn allows building work to begin. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Energy companies have been running coal plants flat out in recent months, and half a dozen gas plants have been mothballed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The plant was mothballed in February last year with the loss of 1,000 jobs. The Sun (2011)
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