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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Choose a mask that's made from nonwoven textiles when possible. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 8 Jan. 2022 Apple said the cloth was made of a nonwoven microfiber but declined to elaborate. New York Times, 29 Oct. 2021 In 2020, Algaeing began working with Avgol, a nonwoven textile manufacturer specializing in hygiene, medical and PPE products. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 At the same time, Lydall began rapidly increasing production of nonwoven polypropylene, the critical filtering component of medical-grade N95 face masks. Austen Hufford, WSJ, 8 May 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Nonwoven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonwoven. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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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