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pol·y·es·ter

 (pŏl′ē-ĕs′tər, pŏl′ē-ĕs′tər)
n.
1. Any of numerous synthetic polymers produced chiefly by reaction of dicarboxylic acids with dihydric alcohols and used primarily as light, strong, weather-resistant resins in boat hulls, textile fibers, adhesives, and molded parts.
2. A wrinkle-resistant fabric of fibers made from any of these resins.

pol′y·es′ter adj.
pol′y·es′ter·i·fi·ca′tion (-ə-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

polyester

(ˌpɒlɪˈɛstə)
n
(Textiles) any of a large class of synthetic materials that are polymers containing recurring -COO- groups: used as plastics, textile fibres, and adhesives

pol•y•es•ter

(ˈpɒl iˌɛs tər, ˌpɒl iˈɛs tər)

n.
1. a polymer in which the monomer units are linked by the group –COO–, used in the manufacture of resins, plastics, and textile fibers.
2. a fabric made of such textile fibers.
[1925–30]
pol`y•es`ter•i•fi•ca′tion (-ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən) n.

pol·y·es·ter

(pŏl′ē-ĕs′tər)
Any of various synthetic resins that are light, strong, and resistant to weather. Polyesters are long chains of esters and are used to make plastics and fibers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyester - any of numerous synthetic resinspolyester - any of numerous synthetic resins; they are light and strong and weather resistant
synthetic resin - a resin having a polymeric structure; especially a resin in the raw state; used chiefly in plastics
polyester fiber - a quick-drying resilient synthetic fiber consisting primarily of polyester
2.polyester - a complex ester used for making fibers or resins or plastics or as a plasticizer
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
3.polyester - any of a large class of synthetic fabrics
Dacron, Terylene - a kind of polyester fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations
polyesteri
polyester

polyester

[ˌpɒlɪˈestəʳ]
A. Npoliéster m
B. ADJde poliéster

polyester

[ˌpɒliˈɛstər]
npolyester m
adj [sheet, shirt] → en polyester

polyester

nPolyester m

polyester

[ˌpɒlɪˈɛstəʳ] npoliestere m
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