Definition of colorate in English:

colorate

(also colourate)

adjective

  • Having a colour, coloured. Also figurative. Now chiefly Biology.

verb

  • with object To colour.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From classical Latin colōrātus coloured, use as adjective of past participle of colōrāre colour<br>late 16th century. From classical Latin colōrāt-, past participial stem of colōrāre colour.

Pronunciation

colorate

/ˈkʌl(ə)rət//ˈkʌl(ə)reɪt/