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dye

[ dahy ]
/ da瑟 /
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noun
verb (used with object), dyed, dye路ing.
to color or stain; treat with a dye; color (cloth, hair, etc.) with a substance containing coloring matter: to dye a dress green.
to impart (color) by means of a dye: The coloring matter dyed green.
verb (used without object), dyed, dye路ing.
to impart color, as a dye: This brand dyes well.
to become colored or absorb color when treated with a dye: This cloth dyes easily.
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Idioms about dye

    of the deepest / blackest dye, of the most extreme or the worst sort: a prevaricator of the blackest dye.

Origin of dye

before 1000; Middle English dien,Old English d膿agian, derivative of d膿ag a dye

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dye

die, dye
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British Dictionary definitions for dye

dye
/ (da瑟) /

noun
a staining or colouring substance, such as a natural or synthetic pigment
a liquid that contains a colouring material and can be used to stain fabrics, skins, etc
the colour or shade produced by dyeing
verb dyes, dyeing or dyed
(tr) to impart a colour or stain to (something, such as fabric or hair) by or as if by the application of a dye

Derived forms of dye

dyable or dyeable, adjectivedyer, noun

Word Origin for dye

Old English d膿agian, from d膿ag a dye; related to Old High German tug艒n to change, Lettish d奴kans dark
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