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preshrink

[ pree-shringk ]
/ pri藞蕛r瑟艐k /
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verb (used with object), pre路shrank or, often, pre路shrunk; pre路shrunk or pre路shrunk路en; pre路shrink路ing.
to subject (textiles, garments, etc.) to a shrinking process before marketing to minimize subsequent shrinkage.
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Origin of preshrink

First recorded in 1935鈥40; pre- + shrink
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