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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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Several retailers have already said they have started stockpiling to ensure there are enough goods that can only be sourced overseas available on shelves.
Premium Credit said stockpiling means people and firms will burn through cash faster and may start to rely more on credit to buy goods.
However, she told the ECHO she was stockpiling dry goods, including a 20kg bag of rice, tinned fish, tinned tomatoes, and frozen vegetables and meat.
We considered the trade-off between unmet ventilator demand (risk) and the cost of stockpiling ventilators (assuming cost is proportional to number of ventilators) and minimized cost while limiting risk to a specified threshold.
Prices are already on the decline, said Canikli, who vowed that those engaging in stockpiling would not be successful, as the government is closely tracking supplies.
As of the end of July, the government had 10 oil stockpiling bases across the nation and borrowed 16 tanks from commercial operators to store mainly crude oil.
ATA representatives took advantage of the locale of their annual meeting to visit Capitol Hill and discuss two bills on potassium iodide stockpiling with members of Congress.
Since the 1940s, the federal government has been stockpiling chemical weapons in Tooele County.
The 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and On their Destruction (1997 Landmines Treaty) for the first time in history prohibits the use and requires destruction of a weapon that has been in widespread use around the world.
Since the NPT came into effect in 1970, the United States has violated the treaty by developing new weapons, performing over 350 nuclear tests, and stockpiling thousands of weapons.
BRITONS have spent over PS4.6bn stockpiling household goods in preparation for a hard Brexit, according to new research.