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
            • Vitamin D 3 was fluorescently labeled using a phenothiazinium dye and added to cultures of D.
            • 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.
            • Extracts were supplemented with an internal standard to a concentration of either 0.3 mM tocopherol acetate (Sigma) or 1.25 μg ml -1 of the lipophilic metalloorganic dye VIS682A (QCR Solutions Corp).
          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 dyet
              5. en dyes
              Source: Wiktionary
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              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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