aniline dye

noun

Definition of aniline dye

: a dye made by the use of aniline or one chemically related to such a dye broadly : a synthetic organic dye

Examples of aniline dye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Perkins stumbled into fashion history by inadvertently creating the first aniline dye, a deep mauve that was soon dubbed Perkin’s purple. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "Purple’s Past Is Richer Than You Think," 31 Dec. 2019 Lash Lure This 1933 mascara promised to give women that permanently made-up look using aniline dye on eyelashes. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Three Horrifying Pre-FDA Cosmetics," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of aniline dye

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Aniline dye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aniline%20dye. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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aniline dye

noun

Medical Definition of aniline dye

: a dye made by the use of aniline or one chemically related to such a dye broadly : a synthetic organic dye

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