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PREFERRED TERM
mercerization  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Treatment of cotton yarn or fabric by immersion in a caustic solution of sodium hydroxide or other chemical base. Fibers so treated swell permanently, and the cotton is made stronger and more lustrous. Named after Alexander Mercer (1791-1866), who perfected the process. (AAT)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
merceriseren

Dutch

gemerceriseerd
mercerisage

French

Merzerisierung

German

μερσεριζέ

Greek

מרצריזציה

Hebrew

mercerizzazione

Italian

mercerizacija

Serbian

merceriserad

Swedish

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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10943
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