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colorant Syllabification: col·or·ant
Pronunciation: /ˈkələrənt/
(British colourant)

Definition of colorant in English:


A dye, pigment, or other substance that colors something.
Example sentences
  • Within a few years, a variety of these potentially safer organic dyes began to replace mineral pigments as food colorants.
  • Lobsters and crabs, as well as some mollusks, worms, and fish species (salmon and trout, for example), use carotenoid colorants.
  • Most tattoo colorants are industrial pigments, and chemical industries have never produced them for human use but only to stain consumer goods.
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