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pronunciation:
Ingk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fluid or paste, usu. in a visible color, that is used in writing or printing.
 
definition 2: a dark fluid secreted by squids and similar animals to conceal themselves from possible enemies.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inked, inking, inks
definition 1: to mark, stain, or color with ink.
definition 2: to write or draw (something) with or as with ink.
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derivations: inkless (adj.), inklike (adj.)
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Ink comes from an ancient Greek word that means "to burn in."
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