permanent press

noun

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

permanent-press

play \ˈpər-mə-nənt-ˈpres, ˈpərm-nənt-\ adjective

First Known Use of permanent press

1944

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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