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dyeverb [T]

 us   /dɑɪ/ (present participle dyeing, past tense and past participle dyed)
to ​change the ​color of something using a ​specialliquid: He dyed his ​hairblack.

dyenoun [C/U]

 us   /dɑɪ/
a ​liquidsubstance for ​changing the ​color of things: [U] She ​dipped the ​material into the dye.
(Definition of dye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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dyeverb [T]

uk   /daɪ/  us   /daɪ/ (present participle dyeing, past tense and past participle dyed)

dyenoun [C or U]

uk   /daɪ/  us   /daɪ/
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.
(Definition of dye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dye”
in Korean 염료…
in Arabic صَبْغة…
in Malaysian mewarna…
in French teindre…
in Russian краска…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…染色…
in Italian tintura, tinta, colorante…
in Turkish boya…
in Polish farba…
in Spanish teñir…
in Vietnamese nhuộm…
in Portuguese tintura, corante…
in Thai ย้อมสี…
in German färben…
in Catalan tint…
in Japanese 染料…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…染色…
in Indonesian memberi warna, mencelup…
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