Meaning of DYE in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a a substance used to change the colour of hair, fabric, wood, etc. b a colour produced by this. 2 (in full dyestuff) a substance yielding a dye, esp. for colouring materials in solution. (dyeing) 1 impregnate with dye. 2 make (a thing) a specified colour with dye (dyed it yellow). dyed in the wool (or grain) 1 out and out; unchangeable, inveterate. 2 (of a fabric) made of yarn dyed in its raw state. dye-line a print made by the diazo process. dyeable adj.

[ OE deag, deagian ]

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