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.
From (etyl) deie, from (etyl) . See (l).
colored with dye'. The yarn has been ' dyed .
A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
to colour with dye
* (to color) tint, stain, shade, streak
(Terms derived from "dye")
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 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 ;
any of a class of red to blue azine dyes