mercerised

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mercerised of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dye "mercerized cotton"
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Usage

In literature:

This mercerising under tension is now applied on a large scale to produce silkified cotton.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
DIE MERCERISATION DER BAUMWOLLE.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
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