Definition of Dye

1. Noun. A usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair.




2. Verb. Color with dye. "They dye their hair "; "Please dye these shoes"
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Specialized synonyms: Bronze, Stain, Deep-dye, Impress, Yarn-dye, Stain, Fast Dye, Double Dye, Hand-dye, Piece-dye
Derivative terms: Dyeing, Dyer

Definition of Dye

1. v. t. To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs.

2. n. Color produced by dyeing.

3. n. Same as Die, a lot.

Definition of Dye

1. Noun. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to colour with dye ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of die) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dye

1. to treat with a dye (a coloring matter) [v DYED, DYEING, DYES]

Medical Definition of Dye

1. A stain or colouring matter; a compound consisting of chromophore and auxochrome groups attached to one or more benzene rings, its colour being due to the chromophore and its dyeing affinities to the auxochrome. Dyes are used for intravital colouration of living cells, staining tissues and microorganisms, as antiseptics and germicides, and some as stimulants of epithelial growth. For individual dye's, see the specific names. Commonly but improperly used for radiographic contrast medium. Origin: A.S. Deah, deag (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dye

dyaks
dyarchal
dyarchic
dyarchies
dyarchy
dyas
dybbuk
dybbukim
dybbuks
dyclonine
dyclonine hydrochloride
dyd
dydoes
dydrogesterone
dye (current term)
dye-house
dye-works
dye dilution technique
dye exclusion test
dye in the wool
dye laser
dye pack
dyeabilities
dyeability
dyeable
dyed
dyed-in-the-wool
dyed in the wool

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