vat-dyed
adjective Date: 1946 dyed with one or more vat dyes

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  • vat-dyed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : dyed with one or more vat dyes * * * vat dyed «VAT DYD», adjective. dyed with vat dyes: »vat dyed goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • vat-dyed — See vat dye. * * * …   Universalium

  • vat dye — n. a colorfast dye made soluble for application to cloth, then oxidized and thus rendered insoluble in the cloth vat dyed adj …   English World dictionary

  • vat dye — noun a water insoluble dye that is applied by reducing the dye to an alkaline form, applying the dye, then regenerating the insoluble dye by oxidation in the material; used for dyeing cotton • Syn: ↑vat color • Hypernyms: ↑dye, ↑dyestuff * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vat dye — Vat dyes are an ancient class of dyes, based on the natural dye, indigo, which is now produced synthetically. OverviewThe process vat dyeing refers to dyeing in a bucket or fat. It can be performed whenever a liquid, even shade over the entire… …   Wikipedia

  • vatdye — vat dye n. A dye, such as indigo, that produces a fast color by impregnating fiber with a reduced soluble form that is then oxidized to an insoluble form.   vatʹ dyed (vătʹdīd ) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • fast — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. starve, diet, abstain. See asceticism. adj. swift, speedy, fleet, quick, rapid; secure, firm, permanent, steadfast, profound; wild, rakish, dissipated. See velocity, junction, impurity, tenacity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dye — dyable, dyeable, adj. dyer, n. /duy/, n., v., dyed, dyeing. n. 1. a coloring material or matter. 2. a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc. 3. color or hue, esp. as produced by dyeing. 4. of the… …   Universalium

  • Natural dye — Skeins of wool colored with natural plant dyes. Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources – roots, berries, bark, leaves, and …   Wikipedia

  • Dyeing — This article is about the process of coloring using dyes. For dying and the end of life, see death. Pigments for sale at a market in Goa, India …   Wikipedia

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