Definition of Sanforized in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsanfərʌɪzd/
(also Sanforised)


North American trademark
(Of cotton or other fabrics) pre-shrunk by a controlled compressive process; meeting certain standards of washing shrinkage.
Example sentences
  • Manufacturers which meet special test requirements and conform to a precise standard of shrinkage established by The Sanforized Company may label their merchandise Sanforized™.


1930s: from the name of Sanford L. Cluett (1874–1968), the American inventor of the process.

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