mi·​cro·​fi·​ber | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌfī-bər How to pronounce microfiber (audio) \

Definition of microfiber

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

Examples of microfiber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The set comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases, all of which are made with 100 percent hypoallergenic microfiber that can help prevent pilling and wrinkles, according to the brand. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, PEOPLE.com, "Over 13,000 Shoppers Gave These Incredibly Soft Sheets a 5-Star Rating," 24 Apr. 2020 These fish may be only a millimeter or two in length; to them, a piece of plastic of less than 1mm long is prey-sized and can look a lot like prey, too—especially the blueish threads of polyester and nylon microfibers. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Major fish nurseries are awash in microplastics," 14 Nov. 2019 Staff members will distribute microfiber towels to gymgoers, and sanitizing efforts will increase. NBC News, "Some businesses unswayed by Trump's criticism of Georgia's move to reopen," 23 Apr. 2020 The microfiber towels are nicely absorbent and the ribbed underside of the mat is effective in preventing slippage. Popular Science, "Excellent yoga gear for your at-home practice," 13 Apr. 2020 The split microfiber towels have fibers that create crevices that trap water and debris. oregonlive, "Stop eating inside a dirty car: It’s really time to sanitize the steering wheel to prevent coronavirus spread," 23 Mar. 2020 Take the back plate off and wipe down the components with a microfiber towel. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Don't Panic! Here's How To Fix Your Water Damaged Device," 3 Feb. 2020 Gently rub the inside of the cup with this mixture using a microfiber cloth. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Pinwheel pie crust," 8 Apr. 2020 These oversize microfiber cloths from Maker’s Clean are so large, they should be called towels. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, "The 2020 Good Housekeeping Top-Tested Cleaning Awards," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of microfiber

1966, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2020

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“Microfiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microfiber. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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