Dye vs Safranine - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between dye and safranine

is that dye is a colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied or dye can be while safranine is any of a class of red to blue azine dyes.

As a verb dye

is to colour with dye.

dye

English

(wikipedia dye)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) deie, from (etyl) . See (l). colored with dye'. The yarn has been ' dyed .

Noun

  • A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
  • Synonyms
    * colourant * tincture

    Verb

  • to colour with dye
  • Synonyms
    * (to color) tint, stain, shade, streak
    Derived terms
    (Terms derived from "dye") * dyeable * dyed-in-the-wool * dye-house * dye-line * dyer * dyery * dyester * dyestuff * dyewood/dye-wood

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (dice)
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. ยง 46.
  • If a dye were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter ;

    Anagrams

    * ----

    safranine

    Alternative forms

    * safranin

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • any of a class of red to blue azine dyes