- The definition of a pigment is a substance used to color paint, ink or other substances.
A red powder produced with liquid to produce paint is an example of pigment.
- Pigment is to take on color.
An example of pigment is when your face blushes red with embarrassment.
- coloring matter, usually in the form of an insoluble powder, mixed with oil, water, etc. to make paints
- any coloring matter in the cells and tissues of plants or animals
Origin of pigmentMiddle English from Classical Latin pigmentum from base of pingere, to paint
intransitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- A substance used as coloring.
- Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder, to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
- A substance, such as chlorophyll or melanin, that produces a characteristic color in plant or animal tissue.
transitive verbpig·ment·ed, pig·ment·ing, pig·ments
Origin of pigmentMiddle English spice, red dye from Latin pigmentum from pingere to paint ; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present pigments, present participle pigmenting, simple past and past participle pigmented)
- To add color or pigment to something.
From Latin pigmentum (“pigment"), itself from pingÅ (“I paint") + -mentum; variants of this word may have been known in Old English (e.g. 12th century pyhmentum).