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stockpile

(stŏk′pīl″)
To withhold from immediate use; to maintain in storage for future needs. In many countries stockpiles of food rations, medications, or vaccines are maintained by governmental agencies in anticipation of future public health needs.
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We assessed the sensitivity of the recommended stockpiling strategies to several factors.
Given this ample regional surge capacity, there would have been no need for central stockpiling.
Specifically, using household-level grocery purchase data, the study examines the impact of household characteristics, product-related factors, and purchase environment characteristics on the incidence of stockpiling in four product categories.
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction, opened for signature at Washington, London, and Moscow April 10, 1972; entered into force March 26, 1975.