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[dek-uh-ting] /ˈdɛk ə tɪŋ/
a finishing process for making fabric more lustrous, for improving the tactile quality of the nap, and for setting the material to reduce shrinkage.
Also, decatizing
[dek-uh-tahy-zing] /ˈdɛk əˌtaɪ zɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of decating
< French décat(ir) to sponge, remove gloss (dé- de- + catir to press, add gloss to < Vulgar Latin *coāctīre to drive together, equivalent to Latin coāct(us), past participle of coagere (co- co- + ag(ere) to drive, set in motion + -tus past participle suffix) + -īre infinitive suffix) + -ing1 Unabridged
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