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 in a sentence

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

1800

First Known Use of colorant

1800


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