[ ak-ruh-lan ]
/ ˈæk rəˌlæn /
a brand name for an acrylic fiber used in textiles, characterized chiefly by softness, strength, and wrinkle-resistant properties.
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British Dictionary definitions for Acrilan
/ (ˈækrɪˌlæn) /
trademark an acrylic fibre or fabric, characterized by strength, softness, and crease-resistance and used for clothing, upholstery, carpets, etc
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