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permanent press

noun
1.
a process in which a fabric is chemically treated to make it wrinkle-resistant so as to require little or no ironing after washing.
2.
the condition of a fabric so treated.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
Related forms
permanent-press, adjective
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Examples for permanent press
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for permanent press

permanent press

noun
1.
  1. a chemical treatment for clothing that makes the fabric crease-resistant and sometimes provides a garment with a permanent crease or pleats
  2. (as modifier) permanent-press skirts
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