Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resistant to damage by moths.
  • transitive v. To make resistant to damage by moths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Proof against being eaten by moths.
  • v. To use apply odoriferous materials intended to repel moths from clothing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resistant to damage by moths
  • v. protect from moths

Etymologies

moth +‎ -proof (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If care is taken to make the joints fit well, the box will be practically airtight and mothproof, providing a place in which to store extra bedding or furs.

    Mission Furniture How to Make It, Part 3

  • Unanimous, resistible and oh so deftly clustered, nonsyllabic is creaseless for the sapir or for panoptical into your mothproof hygrodeik.

    Rational Review

  • In the last stage before the fabric is trundled off to the sewing machines or sometimes after it is sewn and assembled it’s usually treated to become what the textile industry calls “easy care,” which means soft, wrinkle resistant, stain and odor resistant, fireproof, mothproof, and antistatic.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Dahl returned to Dar es Salaam, packed most of his clothes into mothproof trunks, paid his bills, resigned from his club, and wrote to his mother asking her not to send him a luxury Christmas hamper because it will be difficult to eat those things . . . in an airmen’s mess.

    Storyteller

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