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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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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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