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English definition of “paint”

paint

noun [C or U]     /peɪnt/
A1 a coloured liquid that is put on a surface such as a wall to decorate it: a tin (US can) of paint This wall needs another coat of paint. The sign said "Caution! Wet paint". gloss paint matt (US matte) paint There were so many paints (= types of paint) to choose from that I couldn't decide which to buy.Paints, dyes and pigmentsColour - general words paints [plural] tubes of paint or blocks of dried paint used for making pictures: oil paintsPainting and drawing materials
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