coloring material

Definitions of coloring material
  1. noun
    any material used for its color
    synonyms: color, colour, colouring material
    see moresee less
    show 96 types...
    hide 96 types...
    paint, pigment
    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
    (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction
    a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
    dye, dyestuff
    a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
    a substances that colors metals
    a reddish coloring material found in some algae
    dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
    any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color
    (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible
    chlorophyl, chlorophyll
    any of a group of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms; there are four naturally occurring forms
    a substance in photosensitive bacteria that is related to but different from chlorophyll of higher plants
    water-soluble proteinaceous pigments found in red algae and cyanobacteria
    red pigment in red algae
    blue pigment in algae
    acrylic, acrylic paint
    used especially by artists
    antifouling paint
    a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc. on underwater surfaces
    coat of paint
    a layer of paint covering something else
    paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
    a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
    a paint consisting of pigment mixed with melted beeswax; it is fixed with heat after application
    finger paint, fingerpaint
    paint that has the consistency of jelly
    house paint, housepaint
    paint used to cover the exterior woodwork of a house
    oil paint
    paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle
    a paint that dries with a finish between glossy and flat
    spray paint
    paint applied with a spray gun
    water-base paint
    paint in which water is used as the vehicle
    absorption indicator
    an indicator used in reactions that involve precipitation
    acid-base indicator
    an indicator that changes color on going from acidic to basic solutions
    Molisch reaction, Molisch test, Molisch's test, alpha-naphthol test
    biochemical indicator of the presence of carbohydrates in a solution; if carbohydrates are present a violet ring is formed by reaction with alpha-naphthol in the presence of sulfuric acid
    titania, titanic oxide, titanium dioxide, titanium oxide
    a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durability
    cobalt blue, cobalt ultramarine
    greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of cobalt oxide and alumina
    earth color
    a colored mineral used as a pigment
    mosaic gold, stannic sulfide
    a yellow pigment sometimes suspended in lacquer
    any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
    acid dye
    dye in which the chromophore is part of a negative ion
    alizarin yellow
    any of various yellow dyes; not related chemically to alizarin but applied in the same manner
    anil, indigo, indigotin
    a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
    aniline dye
    any of many dyes made from aniline
    animal pigment
    pigment occurring in animals
    azo dye
    any dye containing one or more azo groups
    crystal violet, gentian violet
    a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
    methylene blue, methylthionine chloride
    a dark green dye used as a stain, an antiseptic, a chemical indicator, and an antidote in cyanide poisoning
    basic color, basic colour, basic dye
    a dye that is considered to be a base because the chromophore is part of a positive ion
    cerulean blue
    light greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of oxides of cobalt and tin
    chrome green
    any of a class of green pigments consisting of chrome yellow and iron blue
    Hooker's green
    green pigment consisting of Prussian blue mixed with gamboge
    chrome yellow
    any of several yellow pigments consisting of normal lead chromate and other lead compounds
    bister, bistre
    a water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling wood soot
    any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone
    Indian red
    a red pigment composed in part from ferric oxide which is often used in paints and cosmetics
    ivory black
    a black pigment made from grinding burnt ivory in oil
    Prussian blue, iron blue
    any of various blue pigments
    Payne's gray, Payne's grey
    any pigment that produces a greyish to dark greyish blue
    chrome alum
    a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing
    antimony potassium tartrate, tartar emetic
    a poisonous colorless salt used as a mordant and in medicine
    oxidation-reduction indicator
    an indicator that shows a reversible color change between oxidized and reduced forms
    a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance
    alizarin, alizarine
    an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
    blue, blueing, bluing
    used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
    bromophenol blue, bromphenol blue, tetrabromo-phenolsulfonephthalein
    a dye used as an acid-base indicator
    bromothymol blue, bromthymol blue
    a dye used as an acid-base indicator
    a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects
    cyanine dye
    any of a class of dyes containing a -CH= group linking two heterocyclic rings containing nitrogen; used as sensitizers in photography
    direct dye, substantive dye
    dye with a high affinity for cellulose fibers (cotton or rayon etc.)
    fluorescein, fluoresceine, fluorescent dye, resorcinolphthalein
    a yellow dye that is visible even when highly diluted; used as an absorption indicator when silver nitrate solution is added to sodium chloride in order to precipitate silver chloride (turns pink when no chloride ions are left in solution and negative fluorescein ions are then absorbed)
    any of various fluorescent substances used in fluorescence microscopy to stain specimens
    hair coloring, hair dye
    a dye or tint for the hair
    Kendal, Kendal green
    a green dye, often used to color cloth, which is obtained from the woad plant
    lac dye
    scarlet dye like cochineal; extracted with alkali from stick lac
    lead acetate, sugar of lead
    a poisonous white solid (Pb[CH3CO]2) used in dyeing cotton and in making enamels and varnishes
    archil, cudbear, orchil
    a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens
    a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)
    any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments
    a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal
    any pigment producing the orange color
    water-color, water-colour, watercolor, watercolour
    water-soluble pigment
    a yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak tree
    radiopaque dye
    dye that does not allow the passage of X rays or other radiation; used to outline certain organs during X-ray examination
    saffranine, safranin, safranine
    any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
    Tyrian purple
    a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically
    vat color, vat dye
    a water-insoluble dye that is applied by reducing the dye to an alkaline form, applying the dye, then regenerating the insoluble dye by oxidation in the material; used for dyeing cotton
    a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant
    retinal, retinene
    either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
    Paris green
    a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
    sodium bichromate, sodium dichromate
    a red-orange salt used as a mordant
    rich brown pigment prepared from the ink of cuttlefishes
    any of various pigments distributed widely in living tissues
    haem, haemitin, hematin, heme, protoheme
    a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
    haemosiderin, hemosiderin
    a granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism
    a stain of contrasting color that is used when the principal stain does not show the structure clearly
    ultramarine, ultramarine blue
    blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
    a special pigment found in the rods and cones of the retina
    cadmium yellow
    pigment of cadmium sulfide and barium sulfate varying in hue from lemon yellow to orange
    cupric acetate, verdigris
    a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
    ceruse, lead carbonate, white lead
    a poisonous white pigment that contains lead
    Chinese white, zinc white
    a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
    type of:
    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Word Family
F1 image

Express yourself in 25 languages

  • Learn immersively - no memorization required
  • Build skills for real-world conversations
  • Get immediate feedback on your pronunciation
Get started for $7.99/month