Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See dye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any soluble pigment used for dyeing the hair, fabric etc

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A material used for dyeing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In com., any dyewood, lichen, powder, or dye-cake used in dyeing and staining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair

Etymologies

dye +‎ stuff (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a few cases the dyestuff is a zinc compound, and zinc in small traces may possibly be fixed by the material, but this metal is not known to be actively noxious.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

  • In 1771, Edward Bancroft approached the Society of Arts about a premium for some textile coloring materials, including a red dyestuff used in Guyana and a dye assistant that would improve black and brown colors. 42

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Indigo was a more efficient dyestuff, but woad was one native to Europe. reference As a result, we might expect to find regular resistance to the use of indigo as it began to replace woad in European dyehouses. reference Substitution patterns were different in every region, however.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Pierre-Joseph Macquer adapted Prussian blue pigment to textile uses by 1749 and his technique was published by the Paris Academy of Sciences three years later. 19 reference But it does not appear in any eighteenth-century dictionary or encyclopedia as dyestuff even when detailed descriptions of the painters 'color are featured in entries on "blue."

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • In 1758, Cuthbert Gordon received a British patent for a substance he called cudbear, the result of a new processing method he developed for the traditional dyestuff orchil.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • According to Li, this month, their excavation team found from the soil strata dating back 15,000 years, or the late Paleolithic Era, at the Xuchang ruins more than 20 pieces of hematite, one of iron oxides commonly used as a dyestuff, alongside three dozen thin instruments made of animal tooth enamel, plus seven needles made of the upper cheek tooth enamel of a rhinoceros sub-species now extinct.

    Red - CCC (Color of Choice for Cavemen)

  • "Since America's war, ain't it harder to get nice material and dyestuff?"

    Covenant

  • Poincaré demanded, as conditions for a moratorium, a series of “productive guarantees, ” among them appropriation of 60 percent of the capital of the German dyestuff factories on the left bank of the Rhine, and exploitation and contingent expropriation of the state mines in the Ruhr.

    1921, Nov. 12-1922, Feb. 6

  • "Varnishes" are liquid coating agents without dyestuff additives.

    3. Coating Processes

  • As for shellac polishes, benzo dyestuff serves as polishing down agent.

    3. Coating Processes

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