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.
the fabric so decorated.
to hand-dye (material) using the technique of batik.
May sat down on the couch among the batik pillows and made a place for him beside her.
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a process of printing fabric in which parts not to be dyed are covered by wax
fabric printed in this way
(as modifier): a batik shirt
1880, from Dutch, from Malay mbatik, said to be from amba “to write” + titik “dot, point.”
with the exception of; excluding. to moderate or restrain: unable to bate our enthusiasm. to lessen or diminish; abate: setbacks that bated his hopes. to diminish or subside; abate. with bated breath, with breath drawn in or held because of anticipation or suspense: We watched with bated breath as the runners approached the finish line. […]
a secret movement in Islam, often associated with Ismaʿili Shiʿism.
Fulgencio [fool-hen-syaw] /fulˈhɛn syɔ/ (Show IPA), (Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar) 1901–73, Cuban military leader: dictator of Cuba 1934–40; president 1940–44, 1952–59. Contemporary Examples “I was floored,” says neurosurgeon Paulo Niemeyer, who had contacted Batista for the event. The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista Mac Margolis November 8, 2013 Nonetheless, the judge did […]
a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers. Contemporary Examples batiste is from New Orleans, and his heritage informs both his music and his performance style. Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain Howard Wolfson […]