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overdye

[oh-ver-dahy, oh-ver-dahy]
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verb (used with object), o·ver·dyed, o·ver·dy·ing.
  1. to dye too long or too much.
  2. to dye over another color.
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Origin of overdye

First recorded in 1945–50; over- + dye
Related formso·ver·dy·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overdye

overdye

verb (tr)
  1. to dye (a fabric, yarn, etc) excessively
  2. to dye for a second or third time with a different colour
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