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Adjective: mercerised  'mur-su,rIzd
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: mercerized)
  1. Of cotton thread that has been treated with sodium hydroxide to shrink it and increase its lustre and affinity for dye
    "mercerised cotton";
    - mercerized
Verb: mercerise  'mur-su,rIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: mercerize)
  1. Treat to strengthen and improve the lustre
    "mercerise cotton";
    - mercerize

Type of: process, treat

Encyclopedia: Mercerise