mercerizer

mer·cer·iz·er

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  • mercerizer — ˌrīzə(r) noun ( s) 1. : a textile worker who mercerizes 2. : a machine for mercerization * * * merˈcerizer or merˈceriser noun • • • Main Entry: ↑mercerize …   Useful english dictionary

  • mercerize — mercerization, n. mercerizer, n. /merr seuh ruyz /, v.t., mercerized, mercerizing. to treat (cotton yarns or fabric) with caustic alkali under tension, in order to increase strength, luster, and affinity for dye. Also, esp. Brit., mercerise.… …   Universalium

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