- 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
See permanent press in American Heritage Dictionary 4
In both senses also called durable press
- A chemical process in which fabrics are permanently shaped and treated for wrinkle resistance.
- A fabric treated by permanent press.
- perˈma·nent-pressˈ (pûrˈmə-nənt-prĕsˈ) adjective