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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: textilis 'woven', from texere; TEXT

textile

noun
     
Related topics: Industry, Material, Textiles
tex‧tile [countable]
1TI any type of woven cloth that is made in large quantities, used especially by people in the business of making clothes etc:
Their main exports are textiles, especially silk and cotton.
textile industry/design/manufacture etc
textile design and technology
a textile mill
2

textiles

[plural]TI the industry involved in making cloth

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