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

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color, colorant, coloring, dye, pigment, stain

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indigo is a dyestuff originally from India

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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, "What Is the Perfect Color Worth?," 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, "How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dyestuff

1685, in the meaning defined above

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readily or continually undergoing change

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