preshrink

preshrink

[pree-shringk]
verb (used with object), preshrank or, often preshrunk; preshrunk or preshrunken; preshrinking.
to subject (textiles, garments, etc.) to a shrinking process before marketing to minimize subsequent shrinkage.

Origin:
1935–40; pre- + shrink

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