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vb. (standard spelling of from=non-Oxford British spelling mercerize English)


v. treat to strengthen and improve the luster; "mercerize cotton" [syn: mercerize]

Usage examples of "mercerise".

The bride who was given away by her father, the M'Conifer of the Glands, looked exquisitely charming in a creation carried out in green mercerised silk, moulded on an underslip of gloaming grey, sashed with a yoke of broad emerald and finished with a triple flounce of darkerhued fringe, the scheme being relieved by bretelles and hip insertions of acorn bronze.