synthetic fiber

noun
fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes
Syn: ↑man-made fiber
Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre
Hyponyms: ↑acrylic fiber, ↑acrylic, ↑nylon

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noun
: any of various man-made textile fibers including usually those made from natural materials (as rayon and acetate from cellulose or regenerated protein fibers from zein or casein) as well as fully synthetic fibers (as nylon or acrylic fibers) — compare polymer

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synthetic fiber,
any fiber developed by chemical processes from natural substances such as cellulose, petroleum, and coal: »

Rayon, fiberglass, and nylon are well-known synthetic fibers Some imaginative chemists began to experiment with synthetic fibers, and the non-wovens started to take on a new character (Science News Letter).


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