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  • v. Present participle of mercerize.

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  • adj. of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dye

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Examples

  • The demonstration of this simple fact laid the foundation for the manufacture of a vast variety of attractive dress materials known as mercerized cotton.

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  • Monet's production had become a kind of mercerized production, and a kind of spurious radiance invested them, in the end.

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  • Then, too, there are the "mercerized" goods, which often closely resemble real silk, although there is not a thread of silk in them.

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  • Instead of coarse cotton yarn, warp must be fine "mercerized" cotton, or of linen or silk thread, and the warp threads are set much closer in the loom.

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  • The Stamford, Conn. -based company recently introduced a fine-knit polo in mercerized lisle, a sturdy cotton thread, to make its golf shirts more comfortable for play in warmer climates.

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  • These leggy knits were paired with mercerized cotton jerkins, snug little Rude Boy with manners jackets and Two Tone era skinny ties – a big Milan trend.

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  • – Fine cotton thread, mercerized, in white and black, size 80.

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  • When you purchase nonwrinkling shirts or blouses, mercerized thread for your sewing box, flame-resistant potholders, jeans with a suedelike hand, chintz upholstery fabric, or soil-resistant tablecloths, you bring home fabric that has been subjected to a certain finishing treatment through chemical or mechanical means.

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  • Rayons with good resistance to alkalies can be mercerized in cotton blends, and wrinkle-resistance treatments weaken them less than they weaken cotton or other types of rayon.

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  • Rayon fibers have been developed which have greatly increased strength when wet, comparable to that of cotton; these can be mercerized and rendered shrink resistant with compressive shrinkage treatments.

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