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pigment

pig·ment

pigment

 
 
pronunciation:
pIg mnt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that is used to or serves to provide color.
Chlorophyll is a plant pigment.
synonyms:
color, colorant, coloring, tincture
similar words:
dye, dyestuff, paint, stain, tint
definition 2: a powdered substance that can be suspended in oil, water, or the like to make a coloring material such as paint or ink.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pigmented, pigmenting, pigments
definition: to treat with a pigment so as to color.
synonyms:
color, dye, tincture
similar words:
paint, shade, stain, tinge, tint
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become colored by or as if by a pigment.
synonyms:
color, dye
similar words:
shade, stain
derivation: pigmentary (adj.)
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