Definition of Scotchgard in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈskɒtʃgɑːd


[mass noun] trademark
  • A preparation for giving a waterproof grease- and stain-resistant finish to textiles, leather, and other materials, based on organofluorine compounds.
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    • The surest way to keep your bag looking gorgeous is to have it treated with a stain resistant such as Scotchgard, either by yourself or by a dry cleaner.
    • If your favorite hat isn't waterproof, spray the surface with a water-repellant fabric treatment such as Scotchgard.
    • Spray the fabric with a protector such as Scotchgard before installing it on the headboard.


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  • Treat with Scotchgard: thank goodness she’d had the rug Scotchgarded
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    • Aren't you glad you got that fabric Scotchgarded ™?
    • Buy long johns, Scotchguard your jeans to waterproof them, visit a local resort, and sign up with an instructor.

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