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What is "Steaming" - Definition & Explanation

The process of applying heat and moisture to fabrics. Steaming is used to fix dyes applied in continuous dyeing processes and printing. It is also used to 'fix' fabrics such as wool and silk and can be used to remove creases from many other fabrics.

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