colourant

UK [ˈkʌlərənt] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "colourant":
singular colourant plural colourants
a substance used for giving something a different colour or for making its colour stronger

food colourants


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • colourant — n. (US colorant) a colouring substance. * * * colourant see colorant …   Useful english dictionary

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  • colourant — col|our|ant BrE colorant AmE [ˈkʌlərənt] n a substance used to change the colour of something, especially someone s hair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • colourant — (US colorant) noun a dye or pigment used to colour something …   English new terms dictionary

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  • dye — 1. noun /daɪ/ a) A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied. If a dye were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining… …   Wiktionary

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