vat dye definition by Webster's New World
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
vat dye definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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