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A supply stored for future use, usually carefully accrued and maintained.
tr.v. stock·piled, stock·pil·ing, stock·piles
To accumulate and maintain a supply of for future use.

stock′pil′er n.
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the activity of acquiring and storing a large quantity of something
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.stockpiling - accumulating and storing a reserve supply; "the stockpiling of war materials"
repositing, reposition, warehousing, storage - depositing in a warehouse; "they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn"; "my car is in storage"; "publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing"
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HOUSEHOLDS have already spent PS4bn on stockpiling goods in preparation for a possible nodeal Brexit, new research suggests.
Households have already spent PS4 billion on stockpiling goods in preparation for a possible no-deal Brexit, new research suggests.
BRITONS have spent more than PS4.6 billion stockpiling household goods in preparation for a hard Brexit, according to new research.
Sarah Merry said:"We are seriously discussing stockpiling dried and tinned goods to maintain school meals."
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Councillor Sarah Merry, deputy leader of the council, tweeted from a meeting yesterday, where she said: "We are seriously discussing stockpiling dried and tinned goods to maintain school meals".
MERSEYSIDE families are quietly stockpiling food and medicine, as the UK veers closer to leaving the EU without a deal.
There have, according to the 'Eliot's chief executive Glen Burley, already been instances where people have been stockpiling in anticipation of Bexit.
Ministers have been urged by top doctors to reveal the extent of national drug stocks, amid growing evidence patients are stockpiling medication in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.
FAMILIES are stockpiling food and medicine as fears grow about a no-deal Brexit.