mercerisation

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mercerize or mercerise (ˈmɜːsəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to treat (cotton yarn) with an alkali to increase its strength and reception to dye and impart a lustrous silky appearance
 
[C19: named after John Mercer (1791--1866), English maker of textiles]
 
mercerise or mercerise
 
vb
 
[C19: named after John Mercer (1791--1866), English maker of textiles]
 
merceri'zation or mercerise
 
n
 
merceri'sation or mercerise
 
n

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