non·​wo·​ven | \ˌnän-ˈwō-vən \

Definition of nonwoven 

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

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This lightweight, nonwoven material can be draped directly onto the plants or tented over the row, supported by wire hoops. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 This lightweight, nonwoven material can be draped directly onto the plants or tented over the row, supported by wire hoops. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret To Growing The Most Flavorful Eggplants," 13 Apr. 2017 About 500 employees will lose their jobs at the Cold Spring plant, which makes personal care products including Depend adult diapers, and 110 employees will be left jobless at the Neenah plant that makes nonwoven fabric products. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kimberly-Clark closing two Wisconsin plants, cutting 600 jobs," 31 Jan. 2018 A thick, nonwoven landscape fabric made from polypropylene polymers also can help suppress nutsedge growth. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "How to battle notorious weed when it invades your yard," 11 Aug. 2017 The nonwoven fabrics industry is lobbying Congress to reverse a D.C. law that regulates wet wipes — the moist, disposable towelettes that have found an emerging market among adults for whom toilet tissue won’t do. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, "To wipe or not to wipe? D.C. is in Congress’ crosshairs over ‘flushability’," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonwoven

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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