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colorant

[kuhl-er-uh nt] /ˈkʌl ər ənt/
noun
1.
something used as a coloring matter; pigment; dye.
Origin of colorant
1880-1885
1880-85; < French, present participle of colorer < Latin colōrāre to color. See color, -ant
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colorant

/ˈkʌlərənt/
noun
1.
any substance that imparts colour, such as a pigment, dye, or ink; colouring matter
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