microfiber

noun
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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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 Inside the pillow, there’s a polyester microfiber fill. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "The Casper Nap Pillow Is Your Next $35 Travel Companion," 5 June 2018 And the microfibers that wash off polyester clothes, making their way into the ocean, the stomachs of marine life and ultimately our seafood. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: The fight over speaking Spanish," 29 May 2018 Other additions follow the same line of thinking: a pocket lined with a microfiber that wipes phones clean, and a reflective 3M strip that reveals itself when the jeans are cuffed. Cam Wolf, GQ, "3x1 Made Jeans for Our Candy-Ass 21st-Century Lifestyle," 25 May 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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