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durable press

  

      n  
a       another term for       permanent press  
b    (as modifier)  
durable-press skirts     
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durable  
      adj   long-lasting; enduring  
a durable fabric     
     (C14: from Old French, from Latin durabilis, from durare to last; see endure)  
  durability, durableness      n  
  durably      adv  


consumer durable  
      n   a manufactured product that has a relatively long useful life, such as a car or a television  
durable goods  
      pl n   goods, such as most producer goods and some consumer goods, that require infrequent replacement  
   Compare       disposable goods       perishables     (Also called)    durables  
durable press  
      n  
a       another term for       permanent press  
b    (as modifier)  
durable-press skirts     

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durable

  
  
abiding, constant, dependable, enduring, fast, firm, fixed, hard-wearing, lasting, long-lasting, permanent, persistent, reliable, resistant, sound, stable, strong, sturdy, substantial, tough  
  
Antonyms     
   breakable, brittle, delicate, fragile, impermanent, perishable, weak  

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exp.
= bad press: negative opinion or image expressed in the media
The firm got some negative press over that decision
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
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