One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1That imparts colour; that changes the colour of something.
2Of, relating to, or of the nature of colour or coloration. Now chiefly figurative.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chemical News. From classical Latin colōrāt-, past participial stem of colorāre colour + -ive, after coloration.
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