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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: poly- + ester type of chemical compound (19-21 centuries) (from German essigäther 'acid ether')

polyester

noun
     
Related topics: Material, Textiles
pol‧y‧es‧ter [uncountable]
TIM an artificial material used to make cloth:
a blue polyester shirt

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