Thursday, January 25, 2007


mordant (adj)

1. Biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.
2. Serving to fix colors when dyeing.

mordant (n)

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.

mordant (vt)

1. To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant.

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