static cling

noun

Definition of static cling 

: the tendency of a material (such as fabric) to adhere to another material or surface because of a buildup of static electricity

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Add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to your wash cycle and say goodbye to annoying static cling (the acid reduces static). Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "12 Extraordinarily Handy Uses for White Vinegar," 14 Mar. 2017

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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