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mer•cer•ize



Pronunciation: (mûr'su-rīz"), [key]
v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
to treat (cotton yarns or fabric) with caustic alkali under tension, in order to increase strength, luster, and affinity for dye. Also, esp. Brit.,mer'cer•ise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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