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tr.v. tex·tur·ized, tex·tur·iz·ing, tex·tur·iz·es
To give a desired texture to by a special process: texturize polyester yarn.

tex′tur·iz′er n.
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(ˈtɛkstʃəˌraɪz) or


vb (tr)
to apply texture to
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(ˈtɛks tʃər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts: soil of a sandy texture.
2. the characteristic structure of the threads, fibers, etc., that make up a textile fabric: coarse texture.
3. essential or characteristic quality; essence.
4. the visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting from the way in which the materials are used.
5. the quality given, as to a musical work, by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.
6. a rough or grainy surface quality.
7. anything produced by weaving; woven fabric.
8. to give texture or a particular texture to.
9. to make by or as if by weaving.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin textūra web =text(us), past participle of texere to weave + -ūra -ure]
tex′tur•al, adj.
tex′tur•al•ly, adv.
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