Definition of aniline dye in English:

aniline dye

Syllabification: an·i·line dye

noun

chiefly historical
A synthetic dye, especially one made from aniline.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of aniline dye in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantēˈbeləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…