What is another word for mothball?

184 synonyms found


[ mˈɒθbɔːl], [ mˈɒθbɔːl], [ m_ˈɒ_θ_b_ɔː_l]

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What is mothball?

Mothball is an effective antimicrobial agent which is used to preserve food and other objects. Mothballs are made of a mixture of volatile oil and resins. When mothballs are released in a closed, moist environment, the volatile oils and resins cause the mothballs to emits an unpleasant odor and a foggy substance which discourages moth populations. This antimicrobial agent has been used for centuries and is still in use today.

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