Definition of dye noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//daɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//daɪ//
Hair products and accessories
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[countable, uncountable] a substance that is used to change the colour of things such as cloth or hair black dye hair dye natural/chemical/vegetable dyes The researchers injected a fluorescent dye into an area of a rat’s brain. See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word OriginOld English dēag (noun), dēagian (verb). The noun is not recorded from Old English to the late 16th cent., when it was re-formed from the verb.
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