a colorfast dye made soluble for application to cloth, then oxidized and thus rendered insoluble in the cloth
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- vat-dyed adjective
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A dye, such as indigo, that produces a fast color by impregnating fiber with a reduced soluble form that is then oxidized to an insoluble form.
- vatˈ-dyedˌ adjective