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

  • noun One that tones, as.
  • noun A chemical bath used to change the color of a photographic print or to preserve black-and-white prints or movie film.
  • noun A powdery ink used dry or suspended in a liquid to produce a document by means of a photocopier or laser printer.
  • noun A lotion used to refresh the skin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which tones.

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

  • noun powder used in laser printers and photocopiers to form the text and images on the printed paper
  • noun cosmetic lotion designed to cleanse the skin and shrink pores, usually used on the face

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

  • noun a black or colored powder used in a printer to develop a xerographic image
  • noun a lotion for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores
  • noun a solution containing chemicals that can change the color of a photographic print


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