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Definition of DYE

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Dye \Dye\ (d[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dyed} (d[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dyeing}.] [OE. deyan, dyen, AS. de['a]gian.] To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs. [1913 Webster]

           Cloth to be dyed of divers colors.       --Trench. [1913 Webster]

           The soul is dyed by its thoughts.        --Lubbock. [1913 Webster]

     {To dye in the grain}, {To dye in the wool} (Fig.), to dye firmly; to imbue thoroughly. [1913 Webster]

              He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system dyed in the wool.      --Hawthorne.

     Syn: See {Stain}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dye \Dye\, n.
     1. Color produced by dyeing.
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     2. Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dye \Dye\, n.
     Same as {Die}, a lot. --Spenser.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

115 Moby Thesaurus words for "dye":
     acid color, aniline, aniline dye, apply paint, artificial dye, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, besprinkle, breathe, brew, brush on paint, calcimine, chromogen, coat, coat of paint, coating, color, color filter, color gelatin, colorant, coloring, complexion, cover, dab, daub, dead-color, decoct, deep-dye, dip, distemper, double-dye, dredge, drier, dyestuff, emblazon, enamel, engild, entincture, exterior paint, face, fast-dye, flat coat, flat wash, flavor, floor enamel, fresco, fuchsine, garancine, gild, glaze, gloss, grain, ground, hue, illuminate, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingrain, instill, interior paint, japan, lacquer, lake, lay on color, leaven, madder, medium, opaque color, paint, parget, penetrate, permeate, pervade, pigment, prime, prime coat, primer, priming, saturate, season, shade, shadow, shellac, slop on paint, smear, stain, steep, stipple, suffuse, temper, tempera, thinner, tinct, tinction, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, transfuse, transparent color, turpentine, turps, undercoat, undercoating, varnish, vehicle, wash, wash coat, whitewash, woad


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