Pronunciation: (bu-tēk', bat'ik), [key]
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.
to hand-dye (material) using the technique of batik. Also,battik.
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