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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.]
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Adj.1.mercerized - of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dyemercerized - of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dye; "mercerized cotton"


adj threadmerzerisiert
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