lightfast

   Having the ability to resist fading on long exposure to sunlight. Denotes permanence when applied to pigment. The opposite quality is called fugitive.

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  • lightfast — adjective Date: 1950 resistant to light and especially to sunlight; especially colorfast to light • lightfastness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lightfast — lightfastness, n. /luyt fast , fahst /, adj. not affected or faded by light, esp. sunlight; colorfast when exposed to light. [1955 60; LIGHT1 + FAST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lightfast — adjective (of a pigment) not prone to discolour when exposed to light. Derivatives lightfastness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • lightfast — light•fast [[t]ˈlaɪtˌfæst, ˌfɑst[/t]] adj. not affected or faded by light, esp. sunlight; colorfast when exposed to light • Etymology: 1955–60 light′fast ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • lightfast — /ˈlaɪtfast/ (say luytfahst) adjective (of a pigment, dye, or dyed fabric) not affected by light, especially not bleached by sunlight …   Australian English dictionary

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