Definition of polyester in English:


Line breaks: poly|es¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈɛstə


[mass noun]
  • 1A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.
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    • The equipment they invented removed the water as it was formed, resulting in a high molecular weight polyester.
    • As for polyester well there's a non biodegradable petrochemical product I know little about.
    • Examples of polymers produced in this way include polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes, polyethers, and polysulfones.
  • 1.1A fabric made from polyester fibre: swimwear in a range of fabrics including polyester and silk [count noun]: dresses in printed polyesters
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    • Avoid wrinkles by choosing lightweight knits and woven polyesters such as georgette or similarly textured fabrics that have wash-and-wear, wrinkle-free qualities.
    • Sparked by the retail explosion of such brands as Under Armour and Nike Dri-FIT, perspiration-wicking polyesters and blends are becoming more and more commonplace in the promotional wearables marketplace.
    • You pretty much have two options in neckwear fabrics: silk or polyester.

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