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artificial silk

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Definition of artificial silk in English:

noun

Old-fashioned term for viscose.
Example sentences
  • Further developments and inventions, including synthetic rubber and artificial silk, contributed to Alfred Nobel's personal wealth, and by the time of his death he held over 350 patents.
  • Most fibers at this point are subjected to cold drawing, a strengthening technique developed by Wallace Carothers' team in its search for artificial silk.
  • Other important applications for gelatin include film processing, the manufacture of cement, adhesives, rubber substitutes, and artificial silk.

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