permanent press


Definition of permanent press

1 : the process of treating a fabric with a chemical (such as a resin) and heat for setting the shape and for aiding wrinkle resistance
2 : material treated by permanent press
3 : the condition of material treated by permanent press

Other Words from permanent press

permanent-press \ ˈpər-​mə-​nənt-​ˈpres How to pronounce permanent press (audio) , ˈpərm-​nənt-​ \ adjective

Examples of permanent press in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The baseball stadium, built in 2013, has artificial turf, permanent stands and permanent press box and lights. Lori Riley,, 15 Nov. 2021 Formaldehyde, which is found in laminate flooring, permanent press curtains, some carpeting and pieces of furniture, releases gases for two years. Jordan Guinn,, 21 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of permanent press

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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Last Updated

21 Nov 2021

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“Permanent press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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