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tie-dyeing

[tahy-dahy-ing] /ˈtaɪˌdaɪ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a process of hand-dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing a variegated pattern.
Also called tie-and-dye, tie-dye.
Origin of tie-dyeing
1900-1905
1900-05; tie-dye + -ing1

tie-dye

[tahy-dahy] /ˈtaɪˌdaɪ/
verb (used with object), tie-dyed, tie-dyeing.
1.
to dye (fabric) by tie-dyeing.
noun
3.
Informal. a fabric or garment dyed by tie-dyeing.
Origin
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for tie-dyeing

tie-dyeing

noun
1.
a method of dyeing textiles to produce patterns by tying sections of the cloth together so that they will not absorb the dye Also called tie-and-dye
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