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Dyeing

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dye \Dye\ (d[imac]), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dyed} (d[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dyeing}.] [OE. deyan, dyen, AS. de['a]gian.] To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs.

Cloth to be dyed of divers colors. --Trench.

The soul is dyed by its thoughts. --Lubbock.

{To dye in the grain}, {To dye in the wool} (Fig.), to dye firmly; to imbue thoroughly.

He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system dyed in the wool. --Hawthorne.

Syn: See {Stain}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dyeing \Dye"ing\, noun The process or art of fixing coloring matters permanently and uniformly in the fibers of wool, cotton, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dyeing

noun

1: the use of dye to change the color of something permanently


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