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ECLASS BASIC 13.0 (en)
Classification: 46020000 [AGF194003]
|Preferred name||46-02 Underclothing|
|Definition||Underwear or undergarments are items of clothing worn beneath outer clothes, usually in direct contact with the skin, although they may comprise more than a single layer. They serve to keep outer garments from being soiled or damaged by bodily excretions, to lessen the friction of outerwear against the skin, to shape the body, and to provide concealment or support for parts of it. In cold weather, long underwear is sometimes worn to provide additional warmth|