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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dye.

Usage examples (9)
  • Monet's production had become a kind of mercerized production, and a kind of spurious radiance invested them, in the end.
  • Then, too, there are the "mercerized" goods, which often closely resemble real silk, although there is not a thread of silk in them.
  • Many like to use a thread of silk or mercerized crochet-cotton with the
  • However, matte cottons are more absorbent than mercerized cottons and are best used for utilitarian items such as washcloths and towels. for more
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