Definition of 'stockpile'
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Syria is suspected of possessing one of the largest stockpiles of chemical weapons in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This latter point became increasingly important as nuclear stockpiles grew. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)Its demise meant the collapse of the system for monitoring the two largest nuclear stockpiles in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Families are stockpiling food and medicine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Critics say the bargain is unfair, and that nuclear powers have done little to cut stockpiles. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Residents stockpiled food with 50million people set to be affected. The Sun (2016)The aim is to reduce stockpiles of nuclear weapons to about 1,500 each. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have a huge stockpile of drugs to tackle the virus - enough to treat half our population. The Sun (2009)It took 500 construction workers five years to build and has the largest declared plutonium stockpile in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)AMERICA and Russia have agreed to reduce their nuclear stockpiles but have hundreds of weapons in reserve. The Sun (2010)It will take five to ten years to destroy a stockpile as large as Syria's. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also has a large chemical weapons stockpile scattered at 30 to 40 sites. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Residents said that shops, schools and businesses were shuttered yesterday, with people stockpiling food. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He said the processed ore'could serve as fuel to expand its nuclear weapons stockpile '. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The meeting in Beijing came after Iran reneged on a deal to move most of its nuclear fuel stockpile abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The best way would be to agree a deal to reduce their nuclear stockpiles by a third, to around 1,500 each. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There have also been unconfirmed reports of unspecified chemical weapons being stockpiled in a school in Homs, with guards handed gas masks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some of the world's biggest energy companies are stockpiling the nuclear fuel used to power reactors as they try to capitalise on rock-bottom uranium prices. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: stockpile VERB
If people stockpile things such as food or weapons, they store large quantities of them for future use.
People are stockpiling food for the coming winter.
British English: stockpile NOUN
A stockpile of things is a large quantity of them that have been stored for future use.
The two leaders also approved treaties to cut stockpiles of chemical weapons.
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