overdye

[ oh-ver-dahy, oh-ver-dahy ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈdaɪ, ˈoʊ vərˌdaɪ /

verb (used with object), o·ver·dyed, o·ver·dy·ing.

to dye too long or too much.
to dye over another color.

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Origin of overdye

First recorded in 1945–50; over- + dye

OTHER WORDS FROM overdye

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

overdye
/ (ˌəʊvəˈdaɪ) /

verb (tr)

to dye (a fabric, yarn, etc) excessively
to dye for a second or third time with a different colour
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