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English noun: pigment

1. pigment (substance) dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)

Broader (hypernym)color, coloring material, colour, colouring material

Narrower (hyponym)alizarin, alizarine, animal pigment, bacteriochlorophyll, bister, bistre, bole, cadmium yellow, carotenoid, cerulean blue, ceruse, Chinese white, chlorophyl, chlorophyll, chrome green, chrome yellow, cobalt blue, cobalt ultramarine, cupric acetate, earth color, flavonoid, haem, haemitin, haemosiderin, hematin, heme, hemosiderin, Hooker's green, Indian red, iron blue, ivory black, lake, lake, lead carbonate, mosaic gold, orange, Paris green, Payne's gray, Payne's grey, photopigment, phycobilin, phycocyanin, phycoerythrin, porphyrin, protoheme, Prussian blue, retinal, retinene, sepia, stannic sulfide, titania, titanic oxide, titanium dioxide, titanium oxide, ultramarine, ultramarine blue, verdigris, water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour, white lead, zinc white

Substance meronympaint, pigment

2. pigment (substance) any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

Broader (hypernym)color, coloring material, colour, colouring material

3. pigment (artifact) 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

SamplesArtists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably.


Broader (hypernym)coat, coating, color, coloring material, colour, colouring material

Narrower (hyponym)acrylic, acrylic paint, antifouling paint, coat of paint, distemper, enamel, encaustic, finger paint, fingerpaint, house paint, housepaint, oil paint, semigloss, spray paint, water-base paint

Substance holonympigment

English verb: pigment

1. pigment (change) acquire pigment; become colored or imbued

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hue

2. pigment (change) color or dye with a pigment

SamplesPigment a photograph.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

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