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20:07 Feb 8, 2007
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / textile printing technique
French term or phrase:dévorant
From a manufacturer of textiles for clothing and industrial applications. This is in a list headed "Les techniques d'impression" :
Explanation: ...I would say that it means in this context. The literal translation of "dévorant" in English is 'devouring" but in this context "absorbant" is what would make more sense, I think = "able to absorb". Here is a link that explains the definition of absorbant" in English: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/absorbant
TrueBaller Local time: 09:11 Works in field Native speaker of: Albanian PRO pts in category: 2
Explanation: Like 'silk devoré'
LE DEVORANT H.DUPONT : UNE EXCLUSIVITE H.DUPONT
Permet de détruire de façon sélective certaines fibres du tissus sur lequel il est utilisé.
Ainsi, le DEVORANT détruit la viscose et les fibres végétales (coton, lin, etc.). En revanche, les fibres en polyester et les fibres animales (soie, laine, etc.) restent intactes.
Sur des tissus mélangés, cela permet d'obtenir des effets artistiques sans limite, en mettant en valeur le contraste entre les fibres détruites et les fibres intactes
Main Entry: devoré
Part of Speech: n, adj
Definition: a type of velvetlike fabric with patterns created with chemicals that 'burn' away its pile
Example: For devoré, acid is applied to the fabric in a design and then heated so the cellulose fibers are burned away, leaving only non-cellulose fibers.
Etymology: French dévorer