preshrink

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

Definition of preshrink

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

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1926

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