1. The process of soaking or exposing a substance,
such as flax or hemp, so as to promote the
loosening of the fiber from the woody tissue by
bacterial action. The term also refers to chemical
treatment to loosen fiber from the woody tissue.
2. The rotting or damage to a material caused by
exposure to moisture.
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