Definition of aniline dye in English:

aniline dye

Syllabification: an·i·line dye

noun

chiefly • historical
  • A synthetic dye, especially one made from aniline.
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    • The natural plant colors were replaced by chemical aniline dyes imported from Germany.
    • The aniline dyes developed in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century quickly caught on in China, where they were cheaper than Chinese natural dyes and came in a greater variety of colors.
    • Other authors have suggested that consumers became disillusioned with the poor fastness properties of aniline dyes.

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