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a velvet fabric with a raised pattern created by disintegrating some of the pile with chemicals
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from French, past participle of dévorer to devour
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Contemporary definitions for devoré
noun, adjective

a type of velvetlike fabric with patterns created with chemicals that 'burn' away its pile


For devoré, acid is applied to the fabric in a design and then heated so the cellulose fibers are burned away, leaving only non-cellulose fibers.

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French dévorer's 21st Century Lexicon
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