colorfast
adjective Date: 1916 having color that retains its original hue without fading or runningcolorfastness noun

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  • colorfast — (Amer.) adj. fadeless, retaining its original hue (pertaining to a color) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • colorfast — [kul′ər fast΄] adj. that will keep its original color without fading or running colorfastness n …   English World dictionary

  • Colorfast — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Colorfast (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on colorfast instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/colorfast …   Wikipedia

  • colorfast — colorfastness, n. /kul euhr fast , fahst /, adj. maintaining color without fading or running: colorfast textile. [1925 30; COLOR + FAST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • colorfast — col|or|fast [ kʌlər,fæst ] adjective colorfast cloth or clothes do not lose their color when you wash them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • colorfast — col•or•fast [[t]ˈkʌl ərˌfæst, ˌfɑst[/t]] adj. tex maintaining color without fading or running: colorfast yarn[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30 col′or•fast ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • colorfast — adjective Having colors that have been dyed or applied to the material in a way that will prevent them from being washed out, running, or fading …   Wiktionary

  • colorfast — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Permanently resistive to fading: fast, indelible. See CONTINUE …   English dictionary for students

  • colorfast — adjective having color that is resistant to fading or running • Similar to: ↑impervious, ↑imperviable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cellulose acetate — Cellulose acetate, first prepared in 1865, is the acetate ester of cellulose. Cellulose acetate is used as a film base in photography, and as a component in some adhesives; it is also used as a synthetic fiber.Acetate fiber and triacetate… …   Wikipedia

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