/ ɪŋk; NAmE / noun , verb
[ U , C ] coloured liquid for writing, drawing and printing :
written in ink
a pen and ink drawing
different coloured inks
—see also inky
■ verb [ vn ]
to cover sth with ink so that it can be used for printing
( NAmE , informal ) to sign a document, especially a contract :
The group has just inked a $10 million deal.
- ink sth in
Middle English enke , inke , from Old French enque , via late Latin from Greek enkauston , denoting the purple ink used by Roman emperors for signatures, from enkaiein burn in.