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dye

[dahy] /daɪ/
noun
1.
a coloring material or matter.
2.
a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc.
3.
color or hue, especially as produced by dyeing.
verb (used with object), dyed, dyeing.
4.
to color or stain; treat with a dye; color (cloth, hair, etc.) with a substance containing coloring matter:
to dye a dress green.
5.
to impart (color) by means of a dye:
The coloring matter dyed green.
verb (used without object), dyed, dyeing.
6.
to impart color, as a dye:
This brand dyes well.
7.
to become colored or absorb color when treated with a dye:
This cloth dyes easily.
Idioms
8.
of the deepest / blackest dye, of the most extreme or the worst sort:
a prevaricator of the blackest dye.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English dien, Old English dēagian, derivative of dēag a dye
Related forms
dyable, dyeable, adjective
dyer, noun
redye, verb (used with object), redyed, redying.
undyable, adjective
undyed, adjective
Can be confused
dice, die, dye.
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Examples from the web for redye
  • Colour sorting eliminates the need to redye the recycled textiles.
British Dictionary definitions for redye

dye

/daɪ/
noun
1.
a staining or colouring substance, such as a natural or synthetic pigment
2.
a liquid that contains a colouring material and can be used to stain fabrics, skins, etc
3.
the colour or shade produced by dyeing
verb dyes, dyeing, dyed
4.
(transitive) to impart a colour or stain to (something, such as fabric or hair) by or as if by the application of a dye
Derived Forms
dyable, dyeable, adjective
dyer, noun
Word Origin
Old English dēagian, from dēag a dye; related to Old High German tugōn to change, Lettish dūkans dark
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Word Origin and History for redye

dye

n.

Old English deah, deag "a color, hue, tinge," perhaps related to deagol "secret, hidden, dark, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *daugilaz (cf. Old Saxon dogol "secret," Old High German tougal "dark, hidden, secret").

v.

Old English deagian "to dye," from the source of dye (n.). Spelling distinction between dye and die was not firm till 19c. "Johnson in his Dictionary, spelled them both die, while Addison, his near contemporary, spelled both dye" [Barnhart]. Related: dyed. Figurative phrase dyed in the wool (or grain) is from dyeing while the material is in its raw state, which has a more durable effect.

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redye in Medicine

dye (dī)
n.
A substance used to color materials or substances, such as cells, tissues, and microorganisms.

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redye in the Bible

The art of dyeing is one of great antiquity, although no special mention is made of it in the Old Testament. The Hebrews probably learned it from the Egyptians (see Ex. 26:1; 28:5-8), who brought it to great perfection. In New Testament times Thyatira was famed for its dyers (Acts 16:14). (See COLOUR.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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