Definition of Mercerise

1. Verb. Treat to strengthen and improve the luster. "Mercerize cotton"

Exact synonyms: Mercerize
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Mercer



Definition of Mercerise

1. Verb. (British) (alternative spelling of mercerize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mercerise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercerise

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mercature
mercauro
mercenaria
mercenarian
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mercenariness
mercenarinesses
mercenary
mercenary(a)
mercer
merceries
mercerisation
mercerise (current term)
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mercers
mercership
mercerships
mercery
merces

Literary usage of Mercerise

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1. The Bookman (1908)
"EXHIBIT VIII The Pseudo-Allegorical This is an easy style in which to mercerise a commonplace and make it a symbolic idea. The persons of the poem are a few ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"... as a obtained, and with of the cotton by removed during th with dilute ammor material is placed i of white mercerise smaller in size, am scribed. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"combines with the cellulose, producing profound structural modifications ( mercerise tion), but without resolving the aggregate. Solid 30 pc Liquid 50 pc At ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1897)
"As an instance of this, if raw cotton be used without any disintegration it is almost impossible to mercerise it and convert it into ..."

5. The Chemistry of Breadmaking by James Grant (1912)
"... then washed thoroughly and dried, vegetable parchment is obtained. Caustic alkalies like those of soda and potash modify its structure and mercerise it. ..."

6. The Chemical Technology of Textile Fibres: Their Origin, Structure by Georg von Georgievics (1902)
"However, it is only cold lyes that act in this manner; hot lyes will not mercerise at all. Since the cotton hereby acquires a great increase in absorptive ..."

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