dye meaning

EN[daɪ] [-aɪ]
  • A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. The dye is generally applied in an aqueous solution, and may require a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fiber.
  • Both dyes and pigments are colored because they absorb some wavelengths of light more than others. In contrast to dyes, pigments are insoluble and have no affinity for the substrate.

    Definition of dye in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdyesPLdice
    1. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
      1. Alternative spelling of die.
      2. VerbSGdyesPRdyeingPT, PPdyed
        1. VT to colour with dye.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • I told my daughter to get her hair dyed at a salon, but she had to swim upstream and do it herself. Now it's a mess.
            • Scarlet red is an aniline dye which has been used in the treatment of wounds and ulcers since the beginning of the past century.
            • By now, I think everyone is aware that to drink and drive is to dice with death.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Dye steadily injected into the fluid at a fixed point extends along a streakline.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
              Related Links:
              1. en dyer
              2. en dyestuff
              3. en dyed-in-the-wool
              4. en dyes
              5. en dyed
              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of dye for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "dye" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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