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wash-and-wear (fabric)

Definition:

a fabric treated to be easily washable and to require no ironing

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

wash-and-wears

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

All senses of wash-and-wear...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

wash-and-wear [fabrics, garments, etc]

requiring only light washing, short drying time, and little or no ironing (12 of 282 words, 4 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wash-and-wear

Merriam-Webster:

wash-and-wear

of, relating to, or constituting a fabric or garment that needs little or no ironing after washing (17 of 43 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wash-and-wear

Oxford Dictionary:

wash-and-wear

(of a garment or fabric) easily washed, drying quickly, and not needing to be ironed (15 of 36 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wash--and--wear

American Heritage Dictionary:

wash-and-wear

Treated so as to be easily or quickly washed or rinsed clean and to require little or no ironing. Used of clothes and linens (24 of 28 words, 1 usage example)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wash-and-wear

Random House Dictionary:

wash-and-wear

noting or pertaining to a garment that can be washed, that dries quickly, and that requires little or no ironing; drip-dry. (21 of 27 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/wash-and-wear

New World Dictionary:

wash-and-wear [United States]

designating or of fabrics or garments that need little or no ironing after washing (14 of 16 words)

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Wiktionary:

wash-and-wear

that requires no ironing after being washed and dried (9 of 10 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/wash-and-wear

Wikipedia:

Textile | cloth

a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by ... (42 of 3796 words, 13 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

textile

any filament, fibre, or yarn that can be made into fabric or cloth, and the resulting material itself. The term is derived from the Latin textilis and ... (27 of 1137 words, 15 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/589392​/textile

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cloth | cloths [plural] | the cloth

[countable/uncountable] material used for making clothes, curtains etc that is made by weaving fibres together | [countable] a piece of cloth used for ... (22 of 75 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cloth

Cambridge Dictionary:

cloth

(a type of) woven material | a small piece of material, used in cleaning to remove dirt, dust or liquid (19 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cloth

Columbia Encyclopedia:

textiles | Textile printing | block printing | fabric

all fabrics made by weaving, felting, knitting, braiding, or netting, from the various textile fibers (see fiber). (17 of 19 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0848322​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

wash-and-wear

easily washed and dried and needing little or no ironing (10 of 16 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710619​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

wash-and-wear

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "wash-and-wear"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "wash-and-wear"

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Google Dictionary:

wash-and-wear

Audio: English pronunciation of "wash-and-wear"

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YourDictionary Audio:

wash-and-wear

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wash-and-wear"

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