permanent press

a process in which a fabric is chemically treated to make it wrinkle-resistant so as to require little or no ironing after washing.
the condition of a fabric so treated.


permanent-press, adjective Unabridged
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permanent press
a.  a chemical treatment for clothing that makes the fabric crease-resistant and sometimes provides a garment with a permanent crease or pleats
 b.  (as modifier): permanent-press skirts

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Example sentences
Formaldehyde is also used in permanent press fabric and mattress ticking.
Fabrics with the ability to be garment permanent press finished.
Finished garments will require permanent press processing.
We discourage having any clothing on the premises that is not central laundry washable and permanent press.
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