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

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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 Formaldehyde, which is found in laminate flooring, permanent press curtains, some carpeting and pieces of furniture, releases gases for two years. Jordan Guinn,, "Designer Profile: Terri Weist, Organic Interiors," 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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“Permanent press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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