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 Dictionary entry overview: What does water-base paint mean? 

  The noun WATER-BASE PAINT has 1 sense:

1. paint in which water is used as the vehicle

  Familiarity information: WATER-BASE PAINT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1water-base paint [BACK TO TOP]


Paint in which water is used as the vehicle

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("water-base paint" is a kind of...):

paint (a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "water-base paint"):

calcimine (a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings)

casein; casein paint (a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk)

latex; latex paint; rubber-base paint (a water-base paint that has a latex binder)

poster color; poster colour; poster paint; tempera (pigment mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size and egg yolk)

wash (a thin coat of water-base paint)

water-color; water-colour; watercolor; watercolour (a water-base paint (with water-soluble pigments); used by artists)

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