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mer·cer·ize

 (mûr′sə-rīz′)
tr.v. mer·cer·ized, mer·cer·iz·ing, mer·cer·iz·es
To treat (cotton thread) with sodium hydroxide so as to shrink the fiber and increase its luster and affinity for dye.

[After John Mercer (1791-1866), British calico printer.]

mercerize

(ˈmɜːsəˌraɪz) or

mercerise

vb
(Textiles) (tr) to treat (cotton yarn) with an alkali to increase its strength and reception to dye and impart a lustrous silky appearance
[C19: named after John Mercer (1791–1866), English maker of textiles]
ˌmerceriˈzation, ˌmerceriˈsation n

mer•cer•ize

(ˈmɜr səˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to treat (cotton yarns or fabric) with caustic alkali under tension, in order to increase strength, luster, and affinity for dye.
[1855–60; after John Mercer (1791–1866), English calico printer; see -ize]
mer`cer•i•za′tion, n.

mercerize


Past participle: mercerized
Gerund: mercerizing

Imperative
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mercerize
Present
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Preterite
I mercerized
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we mercerized
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Present Continuous
I am mercerizing
you are mercerizing
he/she/it is mercerizing
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Present Perfect
I have mercerized
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he/she/it has mercerized
we have mercerized
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they have mercerized
Past Continuous
I was mercerizing
you were mercerizing
he/she/it was mercerizing
we were mercerizing
you were mercerizing
they were mercerizing
Past Perfect
I had mercerized
you had mercerized
he/she/it had mercerized
we had mercerized
you had mercerized
they had mercerized
Future
I will mercerize
you will mercerize
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we will mercerize
you will mercerize
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Future Perfect
I will have mercerized
you will have mercerized
he/she/it will have mercerized
we will have mercerized
you will have mercerized
they will have mercerized
Future Continuous
I will be mercerizing
you will be mercerizing
he/she/it will be mercerizing
we will be mercerizing
you will be mercerizing
they will be mercerizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mercerizing
you have been mercerizing
he/she/it has been mercerizing
we have been mercerizing
you have been mercerizing
they have been mercerizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mercerizing
you will have been mercerizing
he/she/it will have been mercerizing
we will have been mercerizing
you will have been mercerizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mercerizing
you had been mercerizing
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we had been mercerizing
you had been mercerizing
they had been mercerizing
Conditional
I would mercerize
you would mercerize
he/she/it would mercerize
we would mercerize
you would mercerize
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Past Conditional
I would have mercerized
you would have mercerized
he/she/it would have mercerized
we would have mercerized
you would have mercerized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mercerize - treat to strengthen and improve the lustermercerize - treat to strengthen and improve the luster; "mercerize cotton"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
Translations
merceriser

mercerize

[ˈmɜːsəˌraɪz] vtmercerizzare
References in periodicals archive ?
Mercerizing plants in textile mills are used to mercerize desized / scoured / bleached / dyed yarn / knitted fabrics.
This range offers additional process flexibility to mercerize fabrics and steam/wash elastic denims.