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preshrink

[pree-shringk]
verb (used with object), pre·shrank or, often, pre·shrunk; pre·shrunk or pre·shrunk·en; pre·shrink·ing.
  1. 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 1935–40; pre- + shrink
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