[ 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.

Origin of preshrink

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + shrink

Words Nearby preshrink Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023