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dyestuff

[dahy-stuhf]
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noun
  1. a material yielding or used as a dye.
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Origin of dyestuff

1830–40; probably translation of German Farbstoff
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Related Words

dye, stain, tint, coloring, hue, tone, coloration, pigment, paint, oil, tincture, dyestuff, cast, wash, shade, nib, color, tinge, colorant

Examples from the Web for dyestuff

Historical Examples

  • Which sample has absorbed the greatest amount of dyestuff from the liquid?

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • Then wash the dyed fabric and notice whether the dyestuff washes off or not.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • Then wash the dyed silk and notice whether the dyestuff washes off or not.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • If the dyestuff has penetrated into the interior of the thread, it is not printed.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley

  • Under the deep-furrowed, brown surface bark is a yellow layer, rich in tannin, and a dyestuff called quercitron.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers


British Dictionary definitions for dyestuff

dyestuff

noun
  1. a substance that can be used as a dye or from which a dye can be obtained
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