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dye meaning

EN[daɪ]
WDye
  • A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. Both dyes and pigments are colored because they absorb some wavelengths of light more than others.
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  • NounPLdyesPLdice
    1. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
      1. Alternative spelling of die.
      2. VerbSGdyesPRdyeingPT, PPdyed
        1. VT to colour with dye.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Scarlet red is an aniline dye which has been used in the treatment of wounds and ulcers since the beginning of the past century.
            • Extracts were supplemented with an internal standard to a concentration of either 0.3 mM tocopherol acetate (Sigma) or 1.25 μg ml -1 of the lipophilic metalloorganic dye VIS682A (QCR Solutions Corp).
            • he worked his way through the crowd;  the dye worked its way through;  using some tweezers, she worked the bee sting out of her hand
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Dye steadily injected into the fluid at a fixed point extends along a streakline.

        Meaning of dye for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "dye" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
              Difficultness: Level 3
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              Definiteness: Level 8
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