Definition of Tencel in English:


Line breaks: Ten¦cel
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛnsɛl


[mass noun] trademark
  • 1A cellulosic fibre obtained from wood pulp using recyclable solvents.
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    • Tencel is touted as more environment-friendly.
    • Tencel is a pure cellulosic fibre though it is man-made.
    • This dissolves fabrics made of cellulose fibers, such as cotton, linen, rayon and Tencel ®.
  • 1.1A fabric made from Tencel.
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    • Using designer fabrics such as Tencel, Stretch Silk and the commonplace denim, the students brought a fresh new look to contemporary design.
    • Lew also said yarn-dyed Tencel fabrics in large plaids were being picked up for both men's and women's wear.
    • Whether designers or consumers, comfort is the most important factor and Tencel fabrics can meet this demand.


1960s (proprietary name of various yarns and fabrics): an invented word.

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