sulfur dye

[ suhl-fer dahy ]

  1. any of the class of dyes produced by heating an organic compound, as an indophenol, with sulfur or sodium polysulfide, used chiefly in dyeing cotton.

  • Also sul·fide dye [suhl-fahyd dahy, ‐fid] /ˈsʌl faɪd ˌdaɪ, ‐fɪd/ .

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