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dye

Pronunciation: /daɪ/

Translation of dye in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (for hair, shoes, fabric) tintura (feminine), tinte (masculine) 1.2 (color) color (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • For the most part, though, manufacturers adopted recipes using synthetic dyes, or mixtures of synthetic and natural dyes, to provide whatever colors were in demand.
    • It was made with natural and synthetic dyes on wool.
    • One of the major practical applications of chromophore chemistry is in the manufacture of synthetic dyes, or dyestuffs, for textiles.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (dyes, dyeing, dyed)

  • [hair/dress/shoes/cloth] teñir* he dyed the cloth red tiñó la tela de rojo she dyes her hair blonde se tiñe el pelo de rubio

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (dyes, dyeing, dyed)

  • [cloth] this fabric doesn't dye well esta tela no se tiñe bien

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