|a trademark for a lightweight elastic polyurethane fabric that is widely used in the manufacture of clothing, particularly sportswear and swimwear||Lycra|
|(1919-1933) period during which the Eighteenth Amendment was in effect and the sale manufacture and transportation of alcoholic beverages was illegal (U.S. History)||Prohibition|
|(about clothing or fabric) unshrinkable, shrunk beforehand in order to prevent later shrinkage in the laundry, already shrunk||preshrunk|
|(about hair, clothing, etc.) wear loosely, let fall in disorder; disarrange, make untidy, mess something up, muss clothes or hair||dishevel|
|(Be) lightweight metallic chemical element commonly used in alloys, `:Be||beryllium|
|(British trademark) brand name of a ball point pen (comparable to Bic in American English)||Biro|
|(British) apron, pinafore; smock worn over clothing to protect it from becoming soiled (term used by children)||pinny|
|(British) clean with a vacuum cleaner (trademark), (British) vacuum cleaner (trademark)||hoover|
|(Chemistry) colorless flammable liquid (used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and drugs), colorless liquid with distinctive smell, ethanal||acetaldehyde|
|(Chemistry) colorless flammable liquid used in the manufacture of cosmetics and as a solvent; any of a class of compounds created by the combination of aldehydes and alcohol, colorless chemical solvent, organic compound||acetal|
|(Chemistry) crystalline chemical compound derived from coal tar (used in the manufacture of dyes and medications), colorless hydrocarbon||phenanthrene|
|(Chemistry) crystalline compound made from palmitica acid and glycerol (used in the manufacture of soaps), ester of palmitic acid and glycerol, tripalmitin||palmitin|
|(Chemistry) lightweight metallic element (former name of beryllium)||Gl (glucinium)|
|(Chemistry) process of replacing a hydrogen atom from an organic compound with an alkyl group; act of adding a paraffin to an olefin (done in gasoline manufacture), addition of an alkyl group||alkylation|
|(Computers) virtual "chalkboard", area on a display screen on which multiple users can write or draw (widely used in video conferencing), writing board for presentations||whiteboard|
|(Fe) metallic element (Chemistry); device used to remove wrinkles from fabric; items made from iron metal, `:Fe, clothes presser, computer hardware, cover with iron, fetter prisoner, handgun, harsh character, heated tool, made of iron, resembling iron,...||iron|
|(Geology) sedimentary rock which contains mainly calcium carbonate (used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime), rock made from marine organisms||limestone|
|(Mn) grayish-white metallic element used in the manufacture of steel (Chemistry), `:Mn, brittle grayish-white metallic element||manganese|
|(of fabric) wavy, watery (French), moiré, moiré fabric, silky or rayon-like fabric that is imprinted with a wavy design||moire|
|(registered trademark of Nimbus Communications International) surround-sound system||ambisonics®|
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