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Noun: pigment  pig-munt
  1. Dry colouring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
     
  2. Any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic colour
     
  3. A substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
    "artists use 'paint' and 'pigment' interchangeably";
    - paint
Verb: pigment  pig-munt
  1. Acquire pigment; become coloured or imbued
     
  2. Colour or dye with a pigment
    "pigment a photograph"

Derived forms: pigmented, pigments, pigmenting

Type of: coat, coating, color [US], color in [US], coloring material [US], colorise [Brit], colorize [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colour in [Brit, Cdn], colouring material [Brit, Cdn], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], hue

Encyclopedia: Pigment, biology