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dye

verb [T] uk   /daɪ/ ( present participle dyeing, past tense and past participle dyed) us  
to change the colour of something using a special liquid: For a change, why not dye your T-shirts? [+ obj + adj ] He dyed his hair black.

dye

noun [C or U] uk   /daɪ/ us  
a substance used to change the colour of something: She dipped the material into the dye. There are dozens of different dyes to choose from.
Translations of “dye”
in Korean 염료…
in Arabic صَبْغة…
in French teindre…
in Turkish boya…
in Italian tintura, tinta, colorante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…染色…
in Russian краска…
in Polish farba…
in Spanish teñir…
in Portuguese tintura, corante…
in German färben…
in Catalan tint…
in Japanese 染料…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…染色…
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