wet strength

noun Papermaking.

the relative resistance of paper to tearing when wet, resulting from the addition of resins during manufacture.

Nearby words

  1. wet pleurisy,
  2. wet puddling,
  3. wet room,
  4. wet rot,
  5. wet steam,
  6. wet suit,
  7. wet wash,
  8. wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer,
  9. wet-blanket,
  10. wet-bulb thermometer

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