nonwoven

adjective

non·​wo·​ven ˌnän-ˈwō-vən How to pronounce nonwoven (audio)
1
: made of fibers held together by interlocking or bonding (as by chemical or thermal means) : not woven, knitted, or felted
nonwoven fabric
2
: made of nonwoven fabric
a nonwoven dress
nonwoven noun

Examples of nonwoven in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is it made with nonwoven textiles that are easier to breathe through compared to heavier cloth fabrics? Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 8 Jan. 2022 Thanks to thick stitching and nonwoven fabric, the durable organizer can hold up to 40 pounds of sneakers, slides, and more footwear. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 30 Apr. 2023 The woven material of many cloth masks isn’t as effective at filtering particles as the nonwoven, meltblown polypropylene used to make surgical masks and respirators, Marr said. Allyson Chiu, Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 Each case contains 150 nonwoven cloth wipes to tidy up grime found on commonly used hard surfaces — refrigerators, stoves, counters, desks, bathtubs and toilets. Gideon Grudo, NBC News, 26 Oct. 2020 Surgical masks, for example, are one kind of nonwoven fabric. Byian Mount, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2022 In front of a room full of fashion editors, buyers, and influencers, Hadid was sprayed down with Fabrican, a groundbreaking nonwoven synthetic fiber material that can be applied via an aerosol can or spray gun device. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 3 Oct. 2022 Each bag is 100 percent eco-friendly thanks to its nonwoven material. Brittany Vanderbill, PEOPLE.com, 8 May 2022 Despite offering max protection, the nonwoven polypropylene material is still breathable, according to more than a dozen reviewers. Braelyn Wood, PEOPLE.com, 19 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonwoven was in 1945

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“Nonwoven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonwoven. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

nonwoven

adjective
non·​woven
(ˈ)nän-ˈwō-vən
1
: made of fibers held together by interlocking or bonding (as by chemical means) but not woven
nonwoven fabric
2
: made of nonwoven fabric
a nonwoven dress
nonwoven noun
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