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colorant

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a substance used to color other materials
  • in ancient times, a mollusk was used to produce a rich purple colorant for clothing and linens

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“Colorant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/colorant. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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