And social media is riddled with this common usage error this Easter weekend. It is dye, dyes, dyed, dyeing, and dyer. That is all.
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1. A substance used to color materials. Also called dyestuff.
2. A color imparted by dyeing.
v. dyed, dye·ing, dyes
To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
To take on or impart color.
of the deepest dye
Of the most extreme sort.
[Middle English deie, from Old English dag, dah.]
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