preshrink

verb
pre·​shrink | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈshriŋk How to pronounce preshrink (audio) , especially Southern -ˈsriŋk \
preshrank\ (ˌ)prē-​ˈshraŋk How to pronounce preshrank (audio) , especially Southern  -​ˈsraŋk \; preshrunk\ (ˌ)prē-​ˈshrəŋk How to pronounce preshrunk (audio) , especially Southern  -​ˈsrəŋk \

Definition of preshrink

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Preshrink.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preshrink. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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