Definition of Terylene in English:

Terylene

Line breaks: Tery|lene
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛrɪliːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] British trademark
An artificial textile fibre made from a polyester, used to make light, crease-resistant clothing, bed linen, and sails.
More example sentences
  • This is the type of reaction used to form polyesters such as terylene and nylon.
  • It's also known as polyester, Dacron and terylene.
  • Developments in long-chain polymer chemistry during the middle decades of the 20th cent. gave rise to many products: polythene, nylon, and terylene.

Origin

1940s: formed by inversion of (polyeth)ylene ter(ephthalate).

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