Meaning of abaiser in English:

abaiser

Pronunciation /əˈbeɪsə/

noun

  • A soft black pigment; ivory black, bone black.

    Recorded chiefly in dictionaries.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Weale (1791–1862), publisher and writer on architecture. Apparently from French abaisser (in painting) to tone down the intensity of a colour by using black alongside, specific use of abaisser to reduce in intensity.