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dye

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noun \ˈdī\

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 and Etymology of dye

Middle English dehe, from Old English dēah, dēag


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Paints and Dyes Terms


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dye

verb

Definition of dye

dyed

dyeing

  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 English Language Learners

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dye

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noun \ˈdī\

Definition of dye for English Language Learners

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


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dye

verb

Definition of dye for English Language Learners

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


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>


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dye

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verb

Definition of dye for Students

dyed

dyeing

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


Medical Dictionary

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dye

play
noun \ˈdī\

Medical Definition of dye

  1. 1:  color from dyeing

  2. 2:  a soluble or insoluble coloring matter


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dye

verb

Medical Definition of dye

dyed

;

dyeing

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to impart a new and often permanent color to especially by impregnating with a dye

  4. 2:  to impart (a color) by dyeing <dyeing blue on yellow>

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to take up or impart color in dyeing



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