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  • IPA: /mɔː(r)dənt/

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Mordant (comparative more Mordant, superlative most Mordant)

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Mordant

Comparative
more Mordant

Superlative
most Mordant

  1. Biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.
  2. Serving to fix colors when dyeing.
    • 1964, In dyeing two mediums are required, the colouring matter and the mordant which fixes the dye in the wool.L.F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, p. 208.

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Singular
Mordant

Plural
Mordants

Mordant (plural Mordants)
  1. Any substance used to facilitate the fixing of a dye to a fibre; usually a metallic compound which reacts with the dye using chelation.

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Infinitive
to Mordant

Third person singular
Mordants

Simple past
Mordanted

Past participle
Mordanted

Present participle
Mordanting

to Mordant (third-person singular simple present Mordants, present participle Mordanting, simple past and past participle Mordanted)
  1. Patrono:Pos vt To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant.
    Mordant these goods for dyeing.

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mordant

  1. Present participle of mordre.

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