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English noun: dye

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


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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