- a material yielding or used as a dye.
Origin of dyestuff
1830–40; probably translation of German Farbstoff
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Examples from the Web for dyestuff
Then wash the dyed fabric and notice whether the dyestuff washes off or not.
Which sample has absorbed the greatest amount of dyestuff from the liquid?
Then wash the dyed silk and notice whether the dyestuff washes off or not.
If the dyestuff has penetrated into the interior of the thread, it is not printed.
Under the deep-furrowed, brown surface bark is a yellow layer, rich in tannin, and a dyestuff called quercitron.Trees Worth Knowing
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- a substance that can be used as a dye or from which a dye can be obtained
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