microfiber

noun
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

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Grab a mop with a washable, reusable microfiber head, like the ones made by Bona, or one with disposable pads, such as a Swiffer. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Laminate Floors (Without Ruining Them)," 28 Mar. 2019 If odor's a concern of yours, try a low-pile fabric like microfiber or synthetic velvet. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Most Pet-Proof Fabrics Are Not What You'd Expect," 14 Feb. 2019 The Bissell CrossWave gently cleans area rugs with a soft microfiber and nylon brush, so there’s no fear of damaging the short pile or fraying the loops. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Carpet Cleaners to Buy in 2019," 15 Jan. 2019 This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe is made with ultra-plush microfiber that promises to never shrink or pill. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale 2018 Starts Today — Here's What to Shop," 23 May 2018 In addition to being used as a concealer, it can also be used to brighten and contour, thanks to millions of microfibers on its perfectly sized micro-corrector applicator. Marci Robin, Allure, "Maybelline New York's Instant Age Rewind Is America's Most Popular Concealer — and It's Just $10," 24 July 2018 The chairs feature microfiber velvet and have an electronic reclining system and LED lighted cup holders. Adrienne Gaffney, WSJ, "An Oscar-Worthy Home Theater in the Family Basement," 16 Jan. 2019 Read on to better understand the issue and learn how to combat microfiber pollution. Tabor Wordelman, Teen Vogue, "Your Yoga Pants Are Polluting the Water You Drink," 19 Dec. 2018 Wipe off and dry your headlights, then squeeze some of your polishing compound out onto a clean microfiber towel. Zachary Palmer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clean Your Headlights and Make Them Shine Like New," 2 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of microfiber

1966, in the meaning defined above

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