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- a colored liquid used for writing, drawing, etc.
- a sticky, colored paste used in printing; printer's ink
- Slang publicity, esp. in newspapers
- a dark, liquid secretion ejected by cuttlefish, octopuses, and squid to confuse or inhibit a predator
Origin: Middle English enke from Old French enque from Late Latin encaustum from Glassical Greek enkauston, purple or red ink from enkaustos, burned inch(es) from enkaiein, to burn inch(es) from en-, inch(es) plush kaiein, to burn from Indo-European base an unverified form kai- from source heat
- to cover with ink; spread ink on
- to mark, write, sign, draw, or color with ink: often with in
- Slang to sign one's name to
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- A pigmented liquid or paste used especially for writing or printing.
- A dark liquid ejected for protection by most cephalopods, including the octopus and squid.
- Informal Coverage in the print media; publicity: Her campaign rallies generated a lot of ink.
- To mark, coat, or stain with ink.
- Informal To append one's signature to (a contract, for example).
Origin: Middle English inke, from Old French enque, from Late Latin encaustum, purple ink, from Greek enkauston, painted in encaustic, from enkaiein, to paint in encaustic, burn in; see encaustic.
- inkˈer noun
- inkˈi·ness noun
- inkˈy adjective
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