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Definition of "batik" [batik]

  • A method of dyeing a fabric by which the parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax. (noun)
  • A design that is created by this method. (noun)
  • Fabric dyed by this method. (noun)
  • To dye (fabric) using this method: batiked a T-shirt. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "batik" in a sentence
  • ""I hope that I can stick to designing batik because, as a designer, my job actually promotes * batik*," he said."
  • "Since it requires days to produce due to the wax processes, and since errors made are uncorrectable and require that the cloth be washed and re-used, he considers his works in batik to be as or more important than his watercolors."
  • "The butterfly batik is from Lisa Jo and the three coordinating prints are from Becca along with blocks from the ladies, which are below - Lisa Jo's on the left and Becca's on the right."
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