dyestuff

[dahy-stuhf]
noun
a material yielding or used as a dye.

Origin:
1830–40; probably translation of German Farbstoff

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dyestuff (ˈdaɪˌstʌf)
 
n
a substance that can be used as a dye or from which a dye can be obtained

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When textiles are dyed, a sufficient amount of the dyestuff is used to make the shade.
Dyestuff containing microscopic capsule dispersion for record materials.
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