Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Something, especially a dye, pigment, ink, or paint, that colors or modifies the hue of something else.
Of or being a subtractive primary color.


(ˈkʌlərənt) or


(Dyeing) any substance that imparts colour, such as a pigment, dye, or ink; colouring matter


(ˈkʌl ər ənt)

something used as a coloring matter; pigment; dye.
[1880–85; < French, present participle of colorer < Latin colōrāre to color]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


Something that imparts color:
References in periodicals archive ?
Gujarat being the colorant manufacturing hub of India and also known for the investor-friendly atmosphere proves that Ahmedabad is indeed the most appropriate venue for this exhibition.
Q How Can I Improve the Colorant Acceptance of My Paints?
Rising consumer awareness for natural ingredients is expected to drive natural colorant demand over the next six years.
PolyOne Corporation today announced the appointment of Uniflon Performance Additives as distributor of its Colorant Chromatics high-temperature polymer formulation and colorant solutions in Brazil.
has developed beta-carotene colorant formulations, Lyc-O-Beta Intense and BetaCote Intense, which are designed to deliver increased color intensity and allow for lower colorant usage.
Here, we employ a novel, continuous, industrially scalable process known as solid-state shear pulverization (SSSP) to disperse colorant materials in a polymer matrix prior to molding.
The biosynthesis of natural colorants from fungi could ensure that colorant production is accomplished under controlled conditions in bioreactors that make the colorant manufacturer independent from the external, seasonal supply of raw materials.
Recently we had to switch from a lead-based colorant to a heavy-metal-free colorant.
Moving beyond the colorant dispersions, the CB, yellow, or red colorants were then added to a commercial latex paint that contains many surfactants, glycol ether, and coalescing aids, and significant viscosity decreases were observed.
Utilizes a plunger system that controls the disbursement of colorant onto wood materials.
now offers a colorant product designed to work with rubber mulch created from scrap tires.
Ideal for bakery, candy and snack food manufacturers and other food processors, Colorcon's natural colorant line also includes products sourced from saffron, gardenia, black carrot, paprika, beet, tumeric, grape and other natural sources.