Meaning of PIGMENT in English


[pig.ment] n [L pigmentum, fr. pingere to paint--more at paint] (14c) 1: a substance that imparts black or white or a color to other materials; esp: a powdered substance that is mixed with a liquid in which it is relatively insoluble and used esp. to impart color to coating materials (as paints) or to inks, plastics, and rubber

2: a coloring matter in animals and plants esp. in a cell or tissue; also: any of various related colorless substances -- adj

[2]pig.ment vt (1900): to color with or as if with pigment

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