Associations to the word «Pigment»


PIGMENT, noun. (biology) Any color in plant or animal cells
PIGMENT, noun. A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
PIGMENT, noun. (obsolete) Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
PIGMENT, verb. (transitive) To add color or pigment to something.

Dictionary definition

PIGMENT, noun. Dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.).
PIGMENT, noun. Any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color.
PIGMENT, noun. 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".
PIGMENT, verb. Acquire pigment; become colored or imbued.
PIGMENT, verb. Color or dye with a pigment; "pigment a photograph".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King