white sour


Definition of white sour

1 : a treatment (as of cotton) with dilute hydrochloric or sulfuric acid to complete the bleaching process and cleanse the fabric
2 : the bath or solution used in the white sour

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First Known Use of white sour

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White sour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sour. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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