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What is "Raising" - Definition & Explanation

The production of a layer of protruding fibres on the surface of fabrics by brushing, teazling or rubbing.
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The fabric, in open width, is passed between rotating rollers covered with teazles, fine wires, carborundum, etc., whereby the surface fibres are lifted or broken to give the required effect.
A process of using a fine comb to raise the surface of a fabric, giving it a soft finish.

Some other terms

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