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dye British & World English

A natural or synthetic substance used to add a colour to or change the colour of something

dye English Thesaurus

the cloth had been soaked in blue dye

azo dye British & World English

Any of a large class of synthetic dyes whose molecules contain two adjacent nitrogen atoms between carbon atoms

dip-dye British & World English

Immerse (a yarn or fabric) in a special solution in order to colour it

tie-dye British & World English

Produce patterns in (a garment or piece of cloth) by tying parts of it to shield it from the dye

dye laser British & World English

A tunable laser using the fluorescence of an organic dye

hair dye British & World English

A natural or synthetic substance used to change the colour of a person’s hair

aniline dye British & World English

A synthetic dye, especially one made from aniline

vat dye in vat British & World English

A water-insoluble dye, such as indigo, that is applied to a fabric in a reducing bath which converts it to a soluble form, the colour being obtained on subsequent oxidation in the fabric fibres

dyestuff British & World English

A substance yielding a dye or that can be used as a dye, especially when in solution