Science / Geology / Opaque: An adjective used in reference to a substance that does not allow light of visible wavelength to enter or pass through. Minerals with a metallic or submetallic luster are normally opaque.

Other Words for Opaque

Opaque Noun Synonyms: dark, murky, dim, turbid, muddy, cloudy, obscure, obscured, obfuscated, black, impermeable, impenetrable, clouded, non-transparent, untransparent, non-translucent, hazy, blurred, blurry, smoky
Opaque Adjective Synonyms: unclear, vague, indefinite, obscure, unfathomable, unplumbable, baffling, mystifying, ambiguous, equivocal, impenetrable, cryptic, enigmatic, puzzling, perplexing, mysterious, elusive, abstruse, arcane, recondite

Opaque Coating

Life Style / Painting / Opaque Coating: A coating that hides the previous surface coating. MORE

Opaque Mineral

Science / Geology / Opaque Mineral: A mineral which transmits no light through a thin section under a microscope. Usually a native metal, sulfide, or metallic oxide mineral. MORE

Opaque Liquid

Entertainment / Photography / Opaque Liquid: Is a dense red or black pigment, dissolved in water to form a liquid paint used to fill in film areas that are required to pint as pure white. MORE

Opaque Stain

Life Style / Painting / Opaque Stain: An exterior stain that obscures the natural color and grain of wood, but still allows the texture to show through. MORE


Entertainment / Photography / Glaze: Glossy surface produced on some (non resin coated) printing papers. It is achieved by placing a wet print to to a heated drum or clean polished surface. Glazed print produce denser medium blacks than MORE

Body Color

Life Style / Painting / Body Color: The mixing of opaque white gouache with transparent watercolor; or gouache colors in general. MORE