Something that's dyed has been stained or tinted an artificial color. If your best friend has bright pink hair, you can be sure it's dyed.
If your 80 year-old grandfather still has the same pitch black hair he had when he was 20, it may be dyed, and when you can't stand the color of your pale yellow curtains, after you dye them you may be more fond of your new dyed curtains. The adjective dyed comes from the verb dye, which until the 19th century was also spelled die — today, this spelling means "stop living."
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