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dye

play
noun \ˈdī\

Simple Definition of dye

  • : a substance used for changing the color of something (such as hair or cloth) usually permanently

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dye

  1. 1 :  color from dyeing

  2. 2 :  a soluble or insoluble coloring matter

Examples of dye in a sentence

  1. <soaked the fabric in blue dye>



Origin of dye

Middle English dehe, from Old English dēah, dēag


First Known Use: before 12th century

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Rhymes with dye


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dye

verb

Simple Definition of dye

  • : to change the color of (something, such as hair or cloth) by using a dye

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dye

dyeddyeing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to impart a new and often permanent color to especially by impregnating with a dye

  3. 2 :  to impart (a color) by dyeing

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to take up or impart color in dyeing

dyeability play \ˌdī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
dyeable play \ˈdī-ə-bəl\ adjective
dyer play \ˈdī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of dye in a sentence

  1. She had been dyeing her hair for years.

  2. The fabric is bleached, dyed, and then washed.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of dye

before 12th century

Other Paints and Dyes Terms


DYE Defined for Kids

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dye

play
noun \ˈdī\

Definition of dye for Students

  1. :  a substance used to change the color of something <hair dye>




2

dye

play
verb

Definition of dye for Students

dyeddyeing

  1. :  to change the color of something using a substance





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