delustrant

delustrant
noun

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delustrant /dē-lusˈtrənt/ (textiles)
noun
Dense inorganic material added to a man-made fibre that allows a range of fibres with different lustres and opacities to be obtained
ORIGIN:de- (2) and lustrant, from ↑lustre1

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  • de|lus|tered — «DEELUHS tuhrd», adjective. reduced in luster; treated with a delustrant during manufacture: »delustered satin …   Useful english dictionary

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