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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.


the activity of acquiring and storing a large quantity of something
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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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While businesses could start cutting back on their stockpiling if sales don't improve, economists remain optimistic.
That stockpile was the major concern of Israel and was frequently highlighted by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who famously held up a cartoon drawing of a bomb in his UN speech in 2012 and drew a red line at 250 kilograms of enriched uranium, saying Israel would not tolerate Iran ever stockpiling that much because it would be enough to make one bomb.
Desegregated stockpiling means suppliers produce more material that matches specification, resulting in no re-blending and less discounting, said Product Manager Jodi Heirigs.
The Japanese government plans to increase its bases for stockpiling crude oil and petroleum products to reinforce preparations for possible major disasters, government sources said Saturday.
US stockpiling of military supplies in Israel began in 1990, with a maximum of 100 million dollars worth of equipment, but the US raised the maximum during and after the first Gulf War.
Because of this stockpiling here today there are not enough surplus commodities that could be shipped to Iran from the UAE," said Ali Pashang, chairman of the Iran Trade Center in Dubai.
Recognizing that tight economic times can make it hard to stockpile, the Get Ready materials include a tipsheet on budget stockpiling.
Joint stockpiling gives South Korea first rights to purchase the crude oil in case of an emergency, such as a crude oil shortage.
As a signatory, the United States agreed to comply with requirements to stop producing, stockpiling or transferring chemical weapons, and also agreed to do its part to eliminate the entire chemical-weapon stockpiles of all signatory nations.
Currently, the federal government is stockpiling enough antiviral medication to treat 25 percent of the U.
As with other influenza manufacturers participating in stockpiling efforts, Chiron has also submitted a "mock-up" file for pandemic influenza vaccine containing its MF59 adjuvant to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).
We also look forward to the technical assistance from Japan and South Korea for planning, establishing and managing oil stockpiling programs in the region,'' the statement said as the ministers hailed Japan's ''intention to provide financial assistance for feasibility studies for oil stockpiling.