- a process in which a fabric is treated with a chemical and heat to make it less likely to wrinkle, thus requiring little or no ironing after washing
- the condition of a fabric treated by this process
permanent presspermanent press
- A chemical process in which fabrics are permanently shaped and treated for wrinkle resistance.
- A fabric treated by permanent press. Also called In both senses also called durable press .
- Alternative spelling of permanent press.