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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·i·fi·ca′tion (-ə-fĭ-kā′shən) 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)
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.
pol`y•es`ter•i•fi•ca′tion (-ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən) n.
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.
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|Noun||1.||polyester - 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|