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stiffener

[stif-uh-ner, stif-ner] /ˈstɪf ə nər, ˈstɪf nər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that stiffens.
2.
any substance, as starch or buckram, that serves to stiffen fabric.
Origin of stiffener
1690-1700
1690-1700; stiffen + -er1
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