Definition of pre-shrunk in English:

pre-shrunk

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Pronunciation: /priːˈʃrʌŋk
 
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adjective

  • (Of a fabric or garment) having undergone a shrinking process during manufacture to prevent further shrinking in use: the shirts are blue-grey pre-shrunk 100% cotton
    More 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

pre-shrink

verb
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  • 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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