Dye v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dyed p. pr. & vb. n. Dyeing.] 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.
Dye·ing n. The process or art of fixing coloring matters permanently and uniformly in the fibers of wool, cotton, etc.
n : the use of dye to change the color of something permanently