acid dye

ac·id dye
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-id dahy]
    • /ˈæs ɪd daɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-id dahy]
    • /ˈæs ɪd daɪ/

Definitions of acid dye words

  • noun acid dye a dye in which the chromophore is part of a negative ion usually applied from an acidic solution 3
  • noun acid dye any of a class of dyes containing one or more acidic groups, as the sulfo group: used in acid solution chiefly for dyeing wool and silk. 1

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Origin of acid dye

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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Parts of speech for Acid dye


acid dye popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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