mi·​cro·​fi·​ber | \ˈmī-krō-ˌfī-bər \

Definition of microfiber 

: a fine usually soft polyester fiber also : a fabric made from such fibers

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The two most essential items are a microfiber cloth and the little squeeze-ball puffer, for blowing dust off your lens or sensor. Brent Rose, The Verge, "How to build a camera kit for adventure photography," 20 Nov. 2018 In 2012, the American Journal of Neuroradiology published a case involving an 11-year-old girl who received second-degree burns from silver microfibers in her undershirt during an MRI for scoliosis. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Getting an MRI? Ditch the yoga pants, hospitals warn | The Sacramento Bee," 10 May 2018 Immediately wipe up spills with a microfiber cloth to avoid staining or etching. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "How to Keep a Clean Kitchen," 28 Sep. 2011 Just mist the surface and use a microfiber cloth or squeegee. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Don’t have a blast on the Fourth," 1 July 2018 California's battle against plastic pollution is now targeting straws, bottle caps and polyester microfibers, but not everyone thinks that's the right approach. latimes.com, "Today: A Plastic Purge, or the Last Straw?," 29 May 2018 Regular wear-and-tear and laundering release microfibers into the air and water. National Geographic, "Plastics Explained, From A to Z," 16 May 2018 Today, an increasing number of shoppers have a more vegan sensibility about what goes on their feet, demanding shoes with non-animal elements such as canvas, microfiber and plastic. Lydia Mulvany And Lindsey Rupp, latimes.com, "As leather shoes drop out of favor, cattle hides pile up," 12 June 2018 This Stuff Isn’t Matador NanoDry Towel Nanofiber material is 2.3 times lighter than microfiber travel towels, absorbs 2.3 times its own weight in water and its antimicrobial coating repels bacteria that can collect in the non-chlorinated wild. Lauren Steele, WSJ, "America’s Best Secluded Swimming Holes—and How to Find Them," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of microfiber

1966, in the meaning defined above

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