/dek"euh ting/, n.
a finishing process for making fabric more lustrous, for improving the tactile quality of the nap, and for setting the material to reduce shrinkage.
Also, decatizing /dek"euh tuy'zing/.
[ < F décat(ir) to sponge, remove gloss (dé- DE- + catir to press, add gloss to < VL *coactire to drive together, equiv. to L coact(us), ptp. of coagere (co- CO- + ag(ere) to drive, set in motion + -tus ptp. suffix) + -ire inf. suffix) + -ING1]

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