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unshrinkable

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈʃrɪŋkəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of unshrinkable in English:

adjective

(Especially of fabric) not liable to shrink.
Example sentences
  • Wool, on the other hand, if made soft and unshrinkable, would be the perfect underwear for battle.
  • Where unshrinkable fill is used the excavation must be plated or closed to traffic for a minimum of 24 hours after fill placement.
  • The result is an unshrinkable, soft but durable material that makes beautiful scarves, mittens, shawls and hats woven in village specific patterns.

Derivatives

unshrinkability

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Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Although the frictional properties of the fibres were unaffected, a high degree of unshrinkability was obtained by such treatment.
  • The new catalogue offers a line of professional garments which combines the quality of cotton-polyester, washable at 60°C, with the wear resistance and unshrinkability of the material.
  • For the production of Dublo socks, a result of a pluriennal experience in the sector of man's socks, we use the best fibres, such us silks, cotton, wools with characteristics of unshrinkability, anallergic and long lasting sparkling colors.

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