What does Melanated mean?

Refers to someone with melanin, dark brown pigment that naturally occurs in hair and skin.


Other definitions of Melanated:

  • Usually refers to someone with heavy melanin content in their skin.
  • The state of being where melanin content of the skin is increased, to the point where someone is dark in appearance. Usually reserved for people of color.
  • A reference to the root word melanin, which is a natural pigment in organic skin that gives a darker appearance. This particular level is usually applied to people with darker complexions.

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How to use the term

  • While everyone has some melanin in their skin, I wouldn't say you're melanated.

  • The story did a good job amplifying melanated voices.

  • I got a bunch of sun time during my vacation so I'm melanated.


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