Definition of preshrunk in English:

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preshrunk

Pronunciation: /prēˈSHrəNGk/

adjective

(Of a fabric or garment) having undergone a shrinking process during manufacture to prevent further shrinking in use.
Example sentences
  • It was John McKendrick who introduced pre-shrunk fabric, which did away with the time-consuming, hands-on, chemical waterproofing process.
  • Made of a comfortable pre-shrunk cotton fabric with other quality features, this is an excellent choice for logos.
  • The Zippered Body Suits are the only garments that are pre-shrunk.

Derivatives

preshrink

Pronunciation: /prēˈSHriNGk/
verb
Example sentences
  • However, in all cases, I would pre-shrink the fabric.
  • But, for a tailored garment, I would probably be using a stiffer fabric to begin with and I would take this to the dry-cleaners to be pre-shrunk.
  • Wool yarn, if it hasn't been pre-shrunk or treated, can shrink because of the action of the machine.

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Syllabification: pre·shrunk

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