preshrink

verb pre·shrink \ (ˌ)prē-ˈshriŋk , especially Southern -ˈsriŋk \

Definition of preshrink

preshrank play \-ˈshraŋk, -ˈsraŋk\; preshrunk play \-ˈshrəŋk, -ˈsrəŋk\
transitive verb
:to shrink (a fabric) before making into a garment so that it will not shrink much when washed

First Known Use of preshrink

1926


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