plural -s
obsolete : ink
writing with atrament
: a very dark substance
usually used of liquids
a puff of atrament emitted by the octopus

Word History


Middle English, from Latin atramentum, from (assumed) Latin atrare to make black (from Latin atr-, ater black) + Latin -mentum -ment

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“Atrament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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