preshrink


pre·shrink

verb \(ˌ)prē-ˈshriŋk, especially Southern -ˈsriŋk\
pre·shrank\-ˈshraŋk, -ˈsraŋk\pre·shrunk\-ˈshrəŋk, -ˈsrəŋk\

Definition of PRESHRINK

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

First Known Use of PRESHRINK

1926

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