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synthetic dyes

Dye, chemical compound used to color material or food. Natural dye comes from plants, animals, and minerals. Since the 19th century, manufacturers have brought synthetic dyes into wide use. There are several kinds of synthetic dyes, as well as methods to get them to bond to fibers and materials.

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