Pronunciation: (swād), [key]
—n., v., sued•ed, sued•ing.
1. kid or other leather finished with a soft, napped surface, on the flesh side or on the outer side after removal of a thin outer layer.
2. Also called suede' cloth". a fabric with a napped surface suggesting this.
to treat so as to raise a nap on (leather, cloth, etc.).
to raise a nap on leather, cloth, etc. Also,suède.
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