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preshrink

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verb pre·shrink \(ˌ)prē-ˈshriŋk, especially Southern -ˈsriŋk\

Definition of preshrink

pre·shrankplay \-ˈshraŋk, -ˈsraŋk\pre·shrunkplay \-ˈshrəŋk, -ˈsrəŋk\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to shrink (as a fabric) before making into a garment so that it will not shrink much when washed



1926

First Known Use of preshrink

1926


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