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dye

 
 
pronunciation:
daI
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance that is used to give color to cloth, hair, or other materials.
Some dye came out of my red socks in the wash, and now my white T-shirt is pink.
similar words:
color
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dyes, dyeing, dyed
definition: to color or stain by soaking in dye.
She dyed her hair purple for Halloween.
similar words:
color, stain, tint
derivations: dyable (dyeable) (adj.), dyer (n.)
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The words dye and die sound alike but have different meanings.
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