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 polyesterification (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 In fact, the team found jeans slough off about ten times as many microfibers than a polyester fleece jacket releases after a wash cycle, reports Dharna Noor reports for Gizmodo. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Microfibers from Blue Jeans Are Polluting Arctic Oceans," 4 Sep. 2020 How the outfit’s thin layer of polyester began to smell of toddler, Cheerios, and the new sweat of early summer. Clint Smith, The Atlantic, "Chadwick Boseman Was Our Superhero," 30 Aug. 2020 Not all masks are created equal; a recent study showed that stretchy fleece neck gaiters made of nylon and polyester do next to nothing to prevent spreading particles while out and about, but cotton and silk masks can be much more effective. Erin Parker, Glamour, "11 Soft Silk Face Masks to Add to Your Collection," 14 Aug. 2020 Their masks are actually made out of 100% polyester, but they are doubly layered for proper protection. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Where You Can Buy Face Masks Online Right Now," 15 July 2020 It’s made of 100% polyester and is hand washable for quick cleanup. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "Amazon's massive summer fashion sale has arrived with discounts of more than 75%," 22 June 2020 One of the researchers told The Washington Post that the gaiter that tested poorly was made of a lightweight, polyester spandex material, marketed as a breathable item for outdoor sports activity. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "Neck gaiters may be worse than no mask at all, study suggests," 12 Aug. 2020 Made from a lightweight polyester and spandex blend, the fabric promotes airflow while keeping your protected. Brenda Cain, cleveland, "Breathable, comfortable masks great for exercise and students heading back to school," 11 Aug. 2020 The outer layer or membrane is manufactured using architectural grad vinyl coated polyester fabric, according to a description on the The Farley Group’s website. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, "Thousands in Northwest Indiana with widespread power outages after storm; Sparta Dome flattened," 11 Aug. 2020 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, "15 ways to still celebrate 2020 graduation with friends and family," 30 Apr. 2020 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "How To Camp in the Cold Like a Pro," 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "How To Camp in the Cold Like a Pro," 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "How To Camp in the Cold Like a Pro," 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "How To Camp in the Cold Like a Pro," 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "How To Camp in the Cold Like a Pro," 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "How To Camp in the Cold Like a Pro," 22 Sep. 2019 Start with polyester thermal underwear for the base layer. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "How To Camp in the Cold Like a Pro," 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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Last Updated

8 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Polyester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyester. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for polyester

polyester

noun
How to pronounce polyester (audio)

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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