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preshrunk

[pree-shruhngk] /priˈʃrʌŋk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a fabric or garment that has been subjected to a shrinking process in order to reduce contraction when the apparel is washed or laundered.
Origin of preshrunk
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; pre- + shrunk

preshrink

[pree-shringk] /priˈʃrɪŋk/
verb (used with object), preshrank or, often preshrunk; preshrunk or preshrunken; preshrinking.
1.
to subject (textiles, garments, etc.) to a shrinking process before marketing to minimize subsequent shrinkage.
Origin
First recorded in 1935-40; pre- + shrink
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British Dictionary definitions for preshrunk

preshrunk

/priːˈʃrʌŋk/
adjective
1.
(of fabrics, garments, etc) having undergone a shrinking process during manufacture so that further shrinkage will not occur
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