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colorant

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noun col·or·ant \ˈkə-lə-rənt, -lər-ənt\

Definition of colorant

  1. :  a substance used for coloring a material :  dye, pigment



Examples of colorant

  1. <in ancient times, a mollusk was used to produce a rich purple colorant for clothing and linens>



1884

First Known Use of colorant

1884


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