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Definition of "dye" []

  • A substance used to color materials. Also called dyestuff. (noun)
  • A color imparted by dyeing. (noun)
  • To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution. (verb-transitive)
  • To take on or impart color. (verb-intransitive)
  • Of the deepest dye Of the most extreme sort. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dye" in a sentence
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  • "By this letter I am convinced that the dye is absolutely cast, with respect to him, and that no attempts on my part to bring about a reconciliation would be either prudent or successful."
  • "A dye is injected into the child's vein and then a special film is taken to see if the disease has spread to the bones."