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A strong synthetic fiber made from reconstituted cellulose, used in carpets and in apparel when blended with other fibers.
- ‘The viscose / lyocell blend is stronger than pure viscose, machine-washable and can be face-finished, he noted.’
- ‘It is the brand name of Tencel Ltd, used for its product, lyocell, the fibre's generic name.’
- ‘Tencel is the trade name for lyocell denim, which is made of wood pulp instead of cotton, making it similar to rayon.’
- ‘Some fabrics related to rayon are cupro and lyocell, better known as Tencel.’
- ‘The present invention relates to a high tenacity, high modulus and low shrinkage lyocell multifilament yarn suitable for use in tire cords and MRG (mechanical rubber goods).’
- ‘Crafted from a fine-gauge, jersey knit lyocell / polyester blend, it features a wide crew neckline with topstitch finishing and a straight bottom hem.’
1990s: probably from Greek luein ‘loosen’ + cell as in cellulose.
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