Ink

Definition of Ink

Pronunciation: ĭņkt
n.1.(Mach.) The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.
1.A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing.
Make there a prick with ink.
- Chaucer.
Deformed monsters, foul and black as ink.
- Spenser.
2.A pigment. See India ink, under India.
Copying ink
a peculiar ink used for writings of which copies by impression are to be taken.
Ink bag
(Zool.) an ink sac.
Ink berry
a - (Bot.) A shrub of the Holly family (Ilex glabra), found in sandy grounds along the coast from New England to Florida, and producing a small black berry.
b - The West Indian indigo berry. See Indigo.
Ink plant
(Bot.) a New Zealand shrub (Coriaria thymifolia), the berries of which yield a juice which forms an ink.
Ink powder
a powder from which ink is made by solution.
Ink sac
(Zool.) an organ, found in most cephalopods, containing an inky fluid which can be ejected from a duct opening at the base of the siphon. The fluid serves to cloud the water, and enable these animals to escape from their enemies. See Illust. of Dibranchiata.
Printer's ink
See under Printing.
Sympathetic ink
a writing fluid of such a nature that what is written remains invisible till the action of a reagent on the characters makes it visible.
v. t.1.To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.
[imp. & p. p. Inked (ĭņkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Inking.]

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autograph, ballpoint pen, bedarken, besmirch, black, blackboard, blacken, blackwash, blot, blotch, chalk, charcoal, coal, cork, crayon, crow, darken, denigrate, dinge, ebon, ebonize, ebony, eraser, inkhorn, inkstand, inkwell, invisible ink, jet, lead pencil, melanize, murk, nib, night, nigrify, oversmoke, pen, pitch, plume, quill, raven, reed, shade, shadow, signature, slate, sloe, smirch, smoke, smudge, smut, smutch, soot, stencil, style, stylograph, stylus, subscribe, sympathetic ink, table, tablet, tar
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