regenerated cellulose

noun

: cellulose obtained in a changed form by chemical treatment (as of a cellulose solution or derivative)

Examples of regenerated cellulose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bamboo sheets are regenerated cellulose fabric, Woodson tells us, a natural fiber that’s naturally very soft and breathable. Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Jan. 2024 Tencel lyocell is regenerated cellulose, meaning wood pulp from the trees that are chemically processed to turn it into a fiber. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 16 Mar. 2023 Also, regenerated cellulose fibers like Tencel are smooth and moisture wicking, ideal for vacation. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 15 July 2022 Opt for synthetic fabrics like polyester or regenerated cellulose fibers like lyocell. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 22 June 2022 Tencel lyocell is regenerated cellulose, meaning wood pulp from the trees that's chemically processed to turn it into a fiber. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 11 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regenerated cellulose was in 1904

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“Regenerated cellulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regenerated%20cellulose. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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