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polyester

Line breaks: poly|es¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈɛstə
 
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Definition of polyester in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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