[ dek-uh-ting ]
/ ˈdɛk ə tɪŋ /
a finishing process for making fabric more lustrous, for improving the tactile quality of the nap, and for setting the material to reduce shrinkage.
Also dec·a·tiz·ing [dek-uh-tahy-zing] /ˈdɛk əˌtaɪ zɪŋ/.
Origin of decating
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