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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dye, dyestuff(verb)

    a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair

  2. dye(verb)

    color with dye

    "Please dye these shoes"


  1. dye(Contraction)

    Did ye.

  2. dye(Contraction)

    Do ye.

    D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dye(verb)

    to stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs

  2. Dye(noun)

    color produced by dyeing

  3. Dye(noun)

    material used for dyeing; a dyestuff

  4. Dye(noun)

    same as Die, a lot


  1. Dye

    A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. The dye is generally applied in an aqueous solution, and requires a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fiber. Both dyes and pigments appear to be colored because they absorb some wavelengths of light more than others. In contrast with a dye, a pigment generally is insoluble, and has no affinity for the substrate. Some dyes can be precipitated with an inert salt to produce a lake pigment, and based on the salt used they could be aluminum lake, calcium lake or barium lake pigments. Dyed flax fibers have been found in the Republic of Georgia dated back in a prehistoric cave to 36,000 BP. Archaeological evidence shows that, particularly in India and Phoenicia, dyeing has been widely carried out for over 5,000 years. The dyes were obtained from animal, vegetable or mineral origin, with none to very little processing. By far the greatest source of dyes has been from the plant kingdom, notably roots, berries, bark, leaves and wood, but only a few have ever been used on a commercial scale.

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  1. dey, Dey

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