polyester

noun
poly·​es·​ter | \ ˈpä-lē-ˌe-stər How to pronounce polyester (audio) , ˌpä-lē-ˈe- \

Definition of polyester

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

polyester

adjective

Definition of polyester (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from polyester

Noun

polyesterification \ ˌpä-​lē-​e-​ˌster-​ə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce polyester (audio) \ noun

Examples of polyester in a Sentence

Noun The shirt is made of polyester. The sheets are a cotton and polyester blend.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun It's also made from mid-weight polyester with an elastic waistband, a front panel that ties at the waist, button cuffs, and buttons down the front. Eden Lichterman, PEOPLE.com, 24 Aug. 2021 These are made from 100% polyester and are simple to care for. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 June 2021 Crafted from polyester with a polyfill, this set should only be dry cleaned, as it is not built to stand up to machine washing and drying. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 28 May 2021 This wicker basket contains light pink geraniums crafted from high-quality polyester and features a jute rope hanger. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 14 May 2021 Among outdoors companies, synthetic fabrics these days are frequently made from recycled polyester. Matt Jancer, Wired, 11 Apr. 2021 The outside of the bed is also constructed from polyester. Zoe Malin, NBC News, 31 Mar. 2021 To the back of the closet went the polyester, the rayon and the denim. Danielle Braff, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2021 Creating a line of durable workout gear that's also eco-friendly is no easy feat since the athletic apparel industry relies heavily on polyester, a material that emits 700 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, according to Allbirds. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, 17 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Get a cap and gown for a cool photo op No graduation day is complete without a photo shoot in a tasseled cap and hot, sweaty, polyester robe, right? Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2020 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of polyester

Noun

1922, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polyester

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary

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Time Traveler for polyester

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The first known use of polyester was in 1922

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9 Sep 2021

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“Polyester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyester. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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polyester

noun

English Language Learners Definition of polyester

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

polyester

noun
poly·​es·​ter | \ ˈpä-lē-ˌe-stər How to pronounce polyester (audio) \

Kids Definition of polyester

: a synthetic fiber used especially in clothing

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