regenerated cellulose

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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The first known use of regenerated cellulose was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Regenerated cellulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regenerated%20cellulose. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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