dye·​stuff | \ ˈdī-ˌstəf How to pronounce dyestuff (audio) \

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Examples of dyestuff in a Sentence

indigo is a dyestuff originally from India
Recent Examples on the Web For most of history, dyestuffs were derived only from natural materials like plants, minerals and invertebrates, offering people a narrow range of colors from which to choose. Bruce Falconer, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2018 By the close of the 19th century, German dyestuffs dominated the world market, though the first effects of acute exposures were already evident among the earliest generations of dye workers. Rebecca Altman, The Atlantic, 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dyestuff

1685, in the meaning defined above

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“Dyestuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyestuff. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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