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overdye

[ oh-ver-dahy, oh-ver-dahy ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞da瑟, 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢da瑟 /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路dyed, o路ver路dy路ing.
to dye too long or too much.
to dye over another color.
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Origin of overdye

First recorded in 1945鈥50; over- + dye

OTHER WORDS FROM overdye

o路ver路dy路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overdye

overdye
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞da瑟) /

verb (tr)
to dye (a fabric, yarn, etc) excessively
to dye for a second or third time with a different colour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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