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polyester

noun poly·es·ter \ ˈpä-lē-ˌes-tər , ˌpä-lē-ˈ \

Definition of polyester

:any of a group of polymers that consist basically of repeated units of an ester and are used especially in making fibers or plastics; also :a product (such as a fiber or fabric) composed of polyester

polyesterification

play \-e-ˌster-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of polyester in a Sentence

  1. The shirt is made of polyester.

  2. The sheets are a cotton and polyester blend.

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Origin and Etymology of polyester

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polyester

adjective

Definition of polyester

:characterized by inelegant or unsophisticated middle-class taste
  • polyester suburbs
  • polyester folks

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First Known Use of polyester

1975


POLYESTER Defined for English Language Learners

polyester

noun

Definition of polyester for English Language Learners

  • : a material that is made from a chemical process and that is used for making many different products including fabrics


POLYESTER Defined for Kids

polyester

noun poly·es·ter \ ˈpä-lē-ˌe-stər \

Definition of polyester for Students

:a synthetic fiber used especially in clothing


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