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Definition of paint noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a liquid that is put on surfaces to give them a particular color; a layer of this liquid when it has dried on a surface white paint gloss/mat/acrylic paint The woodwork has recently been given a fresh coat of paint. Wet paint! (= used as a sign) The paint is starting to peel off. see also greasepaint, oil paint, warpaint
  2. 2paints [plural] tubes or blocks of paint used for painting pictures oil paints
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