Dye definitions

A substance used to color materials.
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A color imparted by dyeing.
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Color produced in a substance by saturating it with a coloring agent; tint; hue.
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To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
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Any substance used to give color to fabric, hair, etc.; coloring matter or a solution containing it.
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To take on or impart color.
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To take on color in dyeing.
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To color with or as with a dye.
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Dye is defined as tint or coloring agent used to change the color of something.

An example of dye is henna.

An example of dye is what you'd use to turn a white shirt purple.

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The definition of dye is to turn something a different color.

An example of dye is using hair tint to change your hair color.

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A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
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To colour with dye.
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Alternative spelling of die.
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Origin of dye

From Middle English deie, from Old English dēag (“color, hue, dye”), from Proto-Germanic *daugō (“colour, shade”), from *dauganą, *dug- (“to conceal, be dark”), from Proto-Indo-European *dheuk-, *dhouk- (“to be hidden”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (“to smoke, raise dust, camouflage”). Cognate with Old High German tougan (“dark, secretive”), tougal (“dark, hidden, covert”), Old English dēagol, dīegle (“dark, hidden, secret”), Old English dohs, dox (“dusky, dark”). See dusk.