Meaning of polyester in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɒlɪˈɛstə/

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mass noun
  • 1A synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by ester groups, used chiefly to make synthetic textile fibres.

    ‘The equipment they invented removed the water as it was formed, resulting in a high molecular weight polyester.’
    • ‘As for polyester well there's a non biodegradable petrochemical product I know little about.’
    • ‘Examples of polymers produced in this way include polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes, polyethers, and polysulfones.’
    • ‘When spun into a fiber, polyesters are used to produce textiles, yarns, ropes and tire cord.’
    • ‘Among the crystalline polymers are polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, thermoplastic polyesters, acetal, and polyphenylene sulfide.’
    • ‘Epoxy resins are actually oligomers, which must be reacted with other polymers such as polyamines, polyamides and polyesters.’
    1. 1.1A fabric made from polyester fibre.
      ‘swimwear in a range of fabrics including polyester and silk’
      • ‘dresses in printed polyesters’
      • ‘Avoid wrinkles by choosing lightweight knits and woven polyesters such as georgette or similarly textured fabrics that have wash-and-wear, wrinkle-free qualities.’
      • ‘Sparked by the retail explosion of such brands as Under Armour and Nike Dri-FIT, perspiration-wicking polyesters and blends are becoming more and more commonplace in the promotional wearables marketplace.’
      • ‘You pretty much have two options in neckwear fabrics: silk or polyester.’
      • ‘The last few summers the fashion seemed to be polyester or other man-made fabrics and the skirts were quite figure hugging and looked quite appalling on me.’
      • ‘Try to avoid polyester and other man-made fabrics, as they do not allow your skin to breathe.’
      • ‘If the fabric is polyester, it will not ‘discharge’ or even bleach very well.’
      • ‘The dress is either polyester or acetate georgette, which cannot be dyed.’
      • ‘She was a simple woman, more comfortable in polyester than silk.’
      • ‘Most synthetic fabrics, such as nylon, acrylic or polyester resist ignition.’
      • ‘Decide for yourself whether polyester really is the wonder fabric!’
      • ‘Made from a blend of virgin wool, acrylic and polyester, this mock neck jersey will surely yield a perfect fit.’
      • ‘However, synthetics like polyester and nylon are naturally hydrophobic, so they repel the water and keep it away from the skin.’
      • ‘Backpacks are made from either nylon or polyester.’
      • ‘The exterior is constructed of weatherproof, washable, heavy-weave polyester.’
      • ‘Readers learned about polyester's resurgence in the world of fashion, how it is made, and whether or not it melts into skin when ignited.’
      • ‘Better fabrics like wool (trust me, it's cool in hot weather) cost more than polyester.’
      • ‘How do you think it feels to be Dolce or Gabbana when they walk past a Wal-Mart and see their blood sweat and tears turned into a cheap knock off made of polyester?’
      • ‘You may have noticed that clothing made of polyester can accumulate a considerable charge of static electricity in the winter.’
      • ‘Serving cheap, low-quality food and beverages to ungrateful men and women wearing polyester is an abomination.’
      • ‘You cannot dye a synthetic wedding dress at all, one made of acetate or polyester, which is what most are.’