invisible ink
invisible ink in*vis"i*ble ink`, n. A fluid that has no color in the visible spectrum, but may be detected under certain conditions, as under ultraviolet light. It may be used to write notes not readable under normal light. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • invisible ink — ink which cannot be seen until treated with heat or chemicals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • invisible ink — noun An ink, invisible on application or soon thereafter, that can later be rendered visible by some process, such as exposing it to heat …   Wiktionary

  • invisible ink — invis′ible ink′ n. chem. a writing fluid that is invisible until treated, as by heat or chemicals • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • invisible ink — in.visible ink n [U] ink that cannot be seen on paper until it is heated, treated with chemicals etc, and is used for writing secret messages …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • invisible ink. — See sympathetic ink. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • invisible ink — noun a type of ink used to produce writing that cannot be seen until the paper is heated or otherwise treated …   English new terms dictionary

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