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  1. dye, dyestuffnoun

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


  1. dyestuffnoun

    any soluble pigment used for dyeing the hair, fabric etc


  1. dyestuff

    A dye is a colored substance that chemically bonds to the substrate to which it is being applied. This distinguishes dyes from pigments which do not chemically bind to the material they color. Dye is generally applied in an aqueous solution and may require a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fiber.There are two broad categories of dyes: natural and synthetic; Natural dyes are dyes extracted from plants, insects, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes derived from plant sources such as roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood, as well as other biological sources like fungi.Synthetic dyes are also referred to as "coal tar dyes" because they are derived from substances that, until recently, could only be extracted from coal tar. A synthetic dye consists of a chromophore and an auxochrome added to a benzene derivative.Both dyes and pigments are colored, because they absorb only some wavelengths of visible light. Dyes are usually soluble in water, whereas pigments are insoluble. Some dyes can be rendered insoluble with the addition of salt to produce a lake pigment.


  1. dyestuff

    Dyestuff refers to any substance, natural or synthetic, used to color various materials. These materials can include textiles, leather, hair, food, paper, plastic, etc. The purpose of dyestuff is to create a sense of appeal, attractiveness or to add distinctiveness to the material. Dyestuffs can be found in various forms such as powders, pastes, liquids or even in the form of gaseous compounds.

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  1. Dyestuffnoun

    a material used for dyeing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dyestuff in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dyestuff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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