col·​or·​fast | \ ˈkə-lər-ˌfast How to pronounce colorfast (audio) \

Definition of colorfast

: having color that retains its original hue without fading or running

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colorfastness \ ˈkə-​lər-​ˌfas(t)-​nəs How to pronounce colorfast (audio) \ noun

Examples of colorfast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Always use the care instructions as your guide, but in most instances, bleaching wool, silk, mohair, leather, spandex and non-colorfast colors is not recommended. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 22 Jan. 2021 The colorfast dyes, beautiful patterns and soft, lightweight fabrics surpassed anything Europeans could achieve—threatening silk, linen and wool producers. Virginia Postrel, WSJ, 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of colorfast

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of colorfast was in 1951

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“Colorfast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of colorfast

: able to keep the same color even if washed, placed in light, etc.

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