from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To rid of color; render achromatic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render achromatic; deprive of color, or of the power of transmitting colored light. Also spelled achromatise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To deprive of color; to make achromatic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To deprive of colour; to make achromatic.
  • verb To remove chromatic aberration from an optical system

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb remove color from


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From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-, "not") + χρῶμα (khrōma, "colour")


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