shrink|proof


shrink|proof
shrink|proof «SHRIHNGK PROOF», adjective, verb.
–adj.
that will not shrink; resistant to shrinking: »

Orlon, Dacron and nylon also are more easily washable, more shrinkproof, and more spot-resistant than the others (Wall Street Journal).

–v.t.
to make shrinkproof: »

... experiments to find a way to shrinkproof and permanently crease wool (Time).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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