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noun as in coloring agent

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verb as in change color with mixture

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Hence, Shankar partnered with a company in Tirupur that uses plant-based dyes like marigold or myrobalan.

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In textile manufacturing, which often takes place in developing countries, those harmful dyes can cause health problems for workers and do more damage as toxic runoff.

Though they’re favored for speed and quality, synthetic dyes can include formaldehyde and heavy metals which stain the skin and cause cancer.

The researchers used many techniques to analyze the dye and identify its chemical structure.

By making the dye, the scientists could study its chemistry without experimenting on priceless works of art, she points out.

They dye their hair and alter their clothes, but not enough to attract attention from authorities.

Spilling from the old vehicle were hippies of all eras decked out in tie-dye and top hats bejeweled with feathers and beads.

The fringes of the scarf lead to a collection of kitsch photos colored in purple dye.

When John entertained he would fill the bath with ice and sprinkle blue food dye all over it.

Fame came only after Cohn pressured her to diet, dye her hair, cap her teeth, and change her name.

Almost thrusting mademoiselle aside, Garnache stood out to face him, the flush of hot anger showing through the dye on his cheeks.

No; keepe emFor your owne sins, you Rogues, till you repent: Youll dye else and be damnd.

Ile dye first.Farewell, continue merry, and high HeauenKeepe your wife chaste.

In some cases the mordant is added to the dye liquid; in others the material is previously treated with it before being colored.

The plant bears burs containing many small reddish seeds, from the pulp of which the dye is obtained.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dye, such as: pigment, stain, tint, color, dyestuff, and tincture.

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