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stiffener

[ stif-uh-ner, stif-ner ]
/ ˈstɪf ə nər, ˈstɪf nər /
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noun
a person or thing that stiffens.
any substance, as starch or buckram, that serves to stiffen fabric.
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Origin of stiffener

First recorded in 1690–1700; stiffen + -er1
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