acrylic fiber


: a quick-drying synthetic textile fiber made by polymerization of acrylonitrile usually with other monomers

Examples of acrylic fiber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this month, an acrylic fiber producer became the first major company in Turkey to permanently adopt a 4-day work week, leading to an 85% rise in work-life balance and employee engagement. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2024 They are made of polyester and acrylic fiber, which gives them a nice stretch, and according to shoppers, the elastic ankle cuff prevents compression of your legs and offers up a comfortable experience for everyday wear. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Grasso, who learned to crochet from her late mother whom the brand is inspired by, hand-dyes her own fabrics and uses a combination of materials such as recyclable acrylic fibers, mohair, merino wool, silk and cotton to create the head-turning, colorful hats. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2023 Some slippers — such as those made of acrylic fibers — can simply be machine washed and even dried. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2023 And, because they’re made of moisture-wicking acrylic fibers, my feet stay dry, even after a day on the slopes. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, 2 Mar. 2023 Agloves touchscreen gloves are made with a soft, acrylic fiber that keep your hands warm and keep you connected to your phone. Popular Science, 17 Dec. 2020 Some of the benzene that hadn't already soaked into the ground burned up, along with cars containing ethyl ether and acrylonitrile, a volatile compound used to make plastics and acrylic fibers. Dennis Pillion,, 6 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acrylic fiber was in 1951

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“Acrylic fiber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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acrylic fiber

: a quick-drying synthetic fiber used for woven and knitted cloth
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