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English noun: dye

1. dye (substance) a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair


Synonymsdyestuff


Broader (hypernym)color, coloring material, colour, colouring material


Narrower (hyponym)acid dye, alizarin yellow, anil, aniline dye, archil, azo dye, basic color, basic colour, basic dye, blue, blueing, bluing, bromophenol blue, bromothymol blue, bromphenol blue, bromthymol blue, cochineal, cudbear, cyanine dye, direct dye, fluorescein, fluoresceine, fluorescent dye, fluorochrome, hair coloring, hair dye, indigo, indigotin, Kendal, Kendal green, lac dye, lead acetate, orchil, quercitron, radiopaque dye, resorcinolphthalein, saffranine, safranin, safranine, substantive dye, sugar of lead, tetrabromo-phenolsulfonephthalein, Tyrian purple, vat color, vat dye, woad


Part holonymchromophore


English verb: dye

1. dye (change) color with dye


SamplesPlease dye these shoes.


ExamplesThey dye their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour


Narrower (hyponym)bronze, deep-dye, double dye, fast dye, hand-dye, impress, piece-dye, stain, stain, yarn-dye









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