preshrink

Related to preshrink: preshrunk

preshrink

(priːˈʃrɪŋk)
vb (tr)
(Textiles) to cause (fabrics, garments, etc) to undergo a shrinking process during manufacture so that further shrinkage will not occur

pre•shrink

(priˈʃrɪŋk)

v.t. -shrank, often, -shrunk; -shrunk -shrunk•en; -shrink•ing.
to cause (a fabric) to contract during finishing in order to prevent or minimize shrinkage later.
[1935–40]

preshrink


Past participle: preshrunk
Gerund: preshrinking

Imperative
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preshrink
Present
I preshrink
you preshrink
he/she/it preshrinks
we preshrink
you preshrink
they preshrink
Preterite
I preshrunk
you preshrunk
he/she/it preshrunk
we preshrunk
you preshrunk
they preshrunk
Present Continuous
I am preshrinking
you are preshrinking
he/she/it is preshrinking
we are preshrinking
you are preshrinking
they are preshrinking
Present Perfect
I have preshrunk
you have preshrunk
he/she/it has preshrunk
we have preshrunk
you have preshrunk
they have preshrunk
Past Continuous
I was preshrinking
you were preshrinking
he/she/it was preshrinking
we were preshrinking
you were preshrinking
they were preshrinking
Past Perfect
I had preshrunk
you had preshrunk
he/she/it had preshrunk
we had preshrunk
you had preshrunk
they had preshrunk
Future
I will preshrink
you will preshrink
he/she/it will preshrink
we will preshrink
you will preshrink
they will preshrink
Future Perfect
I will have preshrunk
you will have preshrunk
he/she/it will have preshrunk
we will have preshrunk
you will have preshrunk
they will have preshrunk
Future Continuous
I will be preshrinking
you will be preshrinking
he/she/it will be preshrinking
we will be preshrinking
you will be preshrinking
they will be preshrinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been preshrinking
you have been preshrinking
he/she/it has been preshrinking
we have been preshrinking
you have been preshrinking
they have been preshrinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been preshrinking
you will have been preshrinking
he/she/it will have been preshrinking
we will have been preshrinking
you will have been preshrinking
they will have been preshrinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been preshrinking
you had been preshrinking
he/she/it had been preshrinking
we had been preshrinking
you had been preshrinking
they had been preshrinking
Conditional
I would preshrink
you would preshrink
he/she/it would preshrink
we would preshrink
you would preshrink
they would preshrink
Past Conditional
I would have preshrunk
you would have preshrunk
he/she/it would have preshrunk
we would have preshrunk
you would have preshrunk
they would have preshrunk
Translations

preshrink

pret <preshrank> ptp <preshrunk>
vtvorwaschen
References in periodicals archive ?
Prewash not only to preshrink the fabric but also to remove any sizing (a chemical finish applied to many fabrics during the manufacturing process), dust and other particles before sewing.
Pre-washing will help wash out excess dye and preshrink the fabric.
Tip for PVC users: "PVC capsules should always be stored in a controlled temperature between 58[degrees] and 95[degrees]F, and never in direct sunlight, as they may preshrink due to heat," Rohrer cautioned.
Simple instructions show how to use a sewing machine to best advantage, how to preshrink wools for optimum results, and how to use templates and patterns for added impact.
Follow the instructions to preshrink the wool fabric on page 71.
Also, new preshrink heaters are incorporated which use less energy.
Preshrink the cotton fabric in the washing machine, then iron it; wet the ribbons and let them dry.
To make the strips, first preshrink and dry your fabric, then clip across the width at 1 1/4-inch intervals; tear along length, following instructions on page 175.
Always preshrink Petersham ribbon with steam from an iron, or lightly spray the ribbon with water and press with an iron set at a low temperature.
Preshrink the sweatshirt by putting itthrough a wash and dry cycle.
Preshrink and dry the eyelet and underlining fabric.
Serge the cut edges of fabric you're planning to preshrink in the washing machine.