preshrink

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

Definition of preshrink

preshrank

play \-ˈshraŋk, -ˈsraŋk\;

preshrunk

play \-ˈshrəŋk, -ˈsrəŋk\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to shrink (a fabric) before making into a garment so that it will not shrink much when washed

1926

First Known Use of preshrink

1926

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