Adjective Dyes

Adjective Dyes
Dyes which must be used with mordants. The word adjective applied to dyestuffs means that the fibre has no affinity for them and that a mordant is required to fix the dye on the fibre. Basic and mordant dyes are adjective.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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