ingrain dye

ingrain dye
noun or ingrain color
: a dye or color formed on the fiber; especially : azoic dye — see dye table I

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  • ingrain color — noun see ingrain dye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ingrain — In grain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ingrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ingraining}.] [Written also engrain.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dye with or in grain or kermes. [1913 Webster] 2. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture. [1913 Webster] 3. To work into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ingrain — (also engrain) ► VERB ▪ firmly fix or establish (a habit, belief, or attitude) in a person. ORIGIN originally in the sense «dye with cochineal», from the old use of grain meaning «kermes, cochineal» …   English terms dictionary

  • ingrain — [in grān′, in′grān΄; ] for adj. [ in′grān′; ] for n. [ in′grān΄] vt. [see ENGRAIN] 1. to dye in the fiber before manufacture 2. to work into the fiber; infuse deeply: chiefly in a figurative sense, and in the past participle adj. 1. dyed in the… …   English World dictionary

  • dye — dyable, dyeable, adj. dyer, n. /duy/, n., v., dyed, dyeing. n. 1. a coloring material or matter. 2. a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc. 3. color or hue, esp. as produced by dyeing. 4. of the… …   Universalium

  • ingrain — [17] Ingrain means literally ‘work into the grain’ (of fabric, originally) – whence the main metaphorical sense of ingrained, ‘deepseated’. But there is much more to the story of ingrain than that. Its ultimate source was engrainer ‘dye’, an Old… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • ingrain — [17] Ingrain means literally ‘work into the grain’ (of fabric, originally) – whence the main metaphorical sense of ingrained, ‘deepseated’. But there is much more to the story of ingrain than that. Its ultimate source was engrainer ‘dye’, an Old… …   Word origins

  • dye — Synonyms and related words: acid color, aniline, aniline dye, apply paint, artificial dye, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, besprinkle, breathe, brew, brush on paint, calcimine, chromogen, coat, coat of paint, coating, color, color filter, color …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ingrain — Synonyms and related words: apply paint, bed, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, brush on paint, calcimine, coat, color, complexion, confirm, cover, dab, daub, deep dye, define, dip, distemper, double dye, dye, embed, emblazon, enamel, engild,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dye — n 1. pigment, color, coloring, colorant, tint, Chem. aniline dye, Obs. tincture, Obs. taint; stain, paint, wash, solution. 2. hue, shade, tone, cast, tinge, Literary. tinct. v 3. color, pigment, tint, tinge, tincture, shade; stain, paint, wash,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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