Definitions

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  • n. Any compound containing three acetate groups
  • n. A fibre manufactured from cellulose triacetate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cellulose acetate that is relatively slow to burn; used instead of celluloid for motion-picture film

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Examples

  • While some methods can be finicky with certain materials, such as triacetate (used in evening gowns), none of our difficult wool, linen or beaded garments shrunk or were damaged.

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  • Try nail polish remover, but do not use on acetate or triacetate fabrics.

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  • Both fibers, but triacetate more than acetate, tend to build up static unless they have received antistatic treatments.

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  • Fabrics made from acetate and triacetate are more elastic, warmer, and more wrinkle resistant than rayon, and shrink less.

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  • Acetate and triacetate have moderate resistance to the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight.

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  • Acetate and triacetate and their blends will be destroyed by nail polish remover, paint remover, and other solvents that contain acetone.

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  • Acetone contained in nail polish remover and paint thinner harms acetate, triacetate, and modacrylic.

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  • Acetate and triacetate, however, are both weak fibers, and fabrics made of them have poor abrasion resistance.

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  • Fine cotton knits, machine-washable silk, wools, acrylics and modacrylic, some spandex, triacetate, some washable acetate, viscose rayons, and blends and items with linings containing them.

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  • Acetate and triacetate have a little absorbency, but much less than fibers classified as hydrophilic.

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