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Lycra

[lahy-kruh]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand of spandex.
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Lycra

noun
  1. trademark a type of synthetic elastic fabric and fibre used for tight-fitting garments, such as swimming costumes
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Lycra

elastic polyurethane fiber, 1955, proprietary name (registered by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.) of an elastic polyurethane fiber.

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