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Dye vs. Pigment — What's the Difference?

Dye vs. Pigment — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Dye and Pigment

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Dye

A dye is a colored substance that chemically bonds to the substrate to which it is being applied. This distinguishes dyes from pigments which do not chemically bind to the material they color.
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Pigment

A pigment is a colored material that is completely or nearly insoluble in water. In contrast, dyes are typically soluble, at least at some stage in their use.
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Dye

A natural or synthetic substance used to add a colour to or change the colour of something
Blonde hair dye
A black dye
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Pigment

A substance used as coloring.
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Dye

Add a colour to or change the colour of (something) by soaking it in a solution impregnated with a dye
I dyed my hair blonde
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Pigment

Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder, to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
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Dye

A substance used to color materials. Also called dyestuff.
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Pigment

A substance, such as chlorophyll or melanin, that produces a characteristic color in plant or animal tissue.
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Dye

A color imparted by dyeing.
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Pigment

To color with pigment.
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Dye

To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
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Pigment

(biology) Any color in plant or animal cells
Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
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Dye

To take on or impart color.
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Pigment

A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.
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Dye

A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
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Pigment

(obsolete) Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
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Dye

Any hue, color, or blee.
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Pigment

(transitive) To add color or pigment to something.
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Dye

(transitive) To colour with dye, or as if with dye.
You look different. Have you had your hair dyed?
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Pigment

Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate vehicle.
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Dye

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.
The soul is dyed by its thoughts.
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Pigment

Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.
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Dye

Color produced by dyeing.
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Pigment

Wine flavored with species and honey.
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Dye

Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.
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Pigment

Dry coloring matter (especially an insoluble powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc)
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Dye

Same as Die, a lot.
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Pigment

Acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
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Dye

A usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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Pigment

Color or dye with a pigment;
Pigment a photograph
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Dye

Color with dye;
Please dye these shoes
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