from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to apply both heat and mechanical pressure to something, especially as part of a laundry process

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To apply heat to, in conjunction with mechanical pressure, for the purpose of giving a smooth and glossy surface, or to express oil, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To apply heat to in conjunction with mechanical pressure, in order to produce a smooth and glossy surface: as, to hot-press paper or cloth.
  • n. A press in which papers or fabrics are calendered by pressing them between glazed boards and heated metal plates.
  • n. A hydraulic press for extracting oils and stearin from material placed in bags and pressed between steam-heated radiators.


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