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battik


noun, verb (used with object)

  1. batik.

noun

  1. a technique of hand-dyeing fabrics by using wax as a dye repellent to cover parts of a design, dyeing the uncovered fabric with a color or colors, and dissolving the wax in boiling water.
  2. the fabric so decorated.

verb (used with object)

  1. to hand-dye (material) using the technique of batik.

noun

  1. a variant spelling of batik

noun

    1. a process of printing fabric in which parts not to be dyed are covered by wax
    2. fabric printed in this way
    3. (as modifier)a batik shirt
n.

1880, from Dutch, from Malay mbatik, said to be from amba “to write” + titik “dot, point.”

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