Definition of Mercerised

1. Adjective. Of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its luster and affinity for dye. "Mercerized cotton"

Exact synonyms: Mercerized
Participles: Mercerize, Mercerize



Definition of Mercerised

1. Verb. (past of mercerise) ¹

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Definition of Mercerised

1. mercerise [v] - See also: mercerise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercerised

mercature
mercauro
mercenaria
mercenarian
mercenarians
mercenaries
mercenarily
mercenariness
mercenarinesses
mercenary
mercenary(a)
mercer
merceries
mercerisation
mercerise
mercerised (current term)
mercerises
mercerising
mercerization
mercerizations
mercerize
mercerized
mercerizes
mercerizing
mercers
mercership
mercerships
mercery
merces
merch

Literary usage of Mercerised

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1. Bleaching and Dyeing of Vegetable Fibrous Materials by Julius Hübner (1912)
"The silk-like " scroop " may be produced on mercerised cotton yarn, ... Although fibres which have been thoroughly mercerised exhibit very distinct ..."

2. Casein: Its Preparation and Technical Utilisation by Robert Scherer (1906)
"CASEIN FOR mercerised CREPE. According to a German patent process, the fabric is printed with casein or albumin, steamed to produce coagulation, ..."

3. The Structure of the Cotton Fibre in Its Relation to Technical Applications by Frederic Hungerford Bowman (1908)
"Fibres of Egyptian Cotton mercerised, x 200 diameters. mercerised this appearance is entirely changed, and the fibres swell up, and m swelling the reverse ..."

4. Chemistry in Daily Life by Lassar-Cohn (1913)
"... [Shoddy]—Carbonising—mercerised cotton—Artificial silk. WE begin to-day with vinegar. Experience shows that wine and beer, which are alcoholic liquids, ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"The Characterisation of mercerised Cotton." (Preliminary Note). By JULIUS H£BNER. The author has studied the action of a number of reagents on cotton, ..."

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