transitive verb (preshrank; preshrunk) Date: 1926 to shrink (as a fabric) before making into a garment so that it will not shrink much when washed

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  • preshrink — [prē shriŋk′] vt. preshrank or preshrunk, preshrunk or preshrunken, preshrinking to shrink by a special process during manufacture so as to minimize further shrinkage in laundering or dry cleaning preshrunk adj …   English World dictionary

  • preshrink — /pree shringk /, v.t., preshrank or, often, preshrunk; preshrunk or preshrunken; preshrinking. to subject (textiles, garments, etc.) to a shrinking process before marketing to minimize subsequent shrinkage. [1935 40; PRE + SHRINK] * * * …   Universalium

  • preshrink — verb To shrink in advance, before sale, in order to ensure better fit …   Wiktionary

  • preshrink — pre·shrink …   English syllables

  • preshrink — pre•shrink [[t]priˈʃrɪŋk[/t]] v. t. shrank, often, shrunk; shrunk shrunk•en; shrink•ing. tex to cause (a fabric) to contract during finishing in order to prevent or minimize shrinkage later • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • preshrink — “+ transitive verb Etymology: pre + shrink : to subject (as yarn or fabric) to shrinking during manufacture …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Sanforize — ☆ Sanforize [san′fər īz΄ ] vt. Sanforized, Sanforizing 〚back form. from Sanforized, a trademark applied to fabrics so treated: after Sanford L. Cluett (1874 1968)〛 to preshrink (cloth) permanently by a patented process before making garments * *… …   Universalium

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