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mor·dant

 (môr′dnt)
adj.
1.
a. Bitingly sarcastic: mordant satire.
b. Incisive and trenchant: an inquisitor's mordant questioning.
2. Bitingly painful.
3. Serving to fix colors in dyeing.
n.
1. A reagent, such as tannic acid, that fixes dyes to cells, tissues, or textiles or other materials.
2. A corrosive substance, such as an acid, used in etching.
tr.v. mor·dant·ed, mor·dant·ing, mor·dants
To treat with a mordant.

[French, from Old French, present participle of mordre, to bite, from Vulgar Latin *mordere, from Latin mordēre; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

mor′dan·cy n.
mor′dant·ly adv.

mordant

(ˈmɔːdənt)
adj
1. sarcastic or caustic
2. having the properties of a mordant
3. pungent
n
4. (Dyeing) a substance used before the application of a dye, possessing the ability to fix colours in textiles, leather, etc. See also lake21
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an acid or other corrosive fluid used to etch lines on a printing plate
vb
(Dyeing) (tr) to treat (a fabric, yarn, etc) with a mordant
[C15: from Old French: biting, from mordre to bite, from Latin mordēre]
ˈmordancy n
ˈmordantly adv

mor•dant

(ˈmɔr dnt)
adj.
1. sharply caustic or sarcastic; biting; cutting: mordant wit.
2. burning; corrosive.
3. having the property of fixing colors, as in dyeing.
n.
4. a substance used in dyeing to fix the coloring matter.
5. an acid or other corrosive substance used in etching.
v.t.
6. to impregnate or treat with a mordant.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, present participle of mordre to bite « Latin mordēre; see -ant]
mor′dan•cy, n.
mor′dant•ly, adv.

mordant


Past participle: mordanted
Gerund: mordanting

Imperative
mordant
mordant
Present
I mordant
you mordant
he/she/it mordants
we mordant
you mordant
they mordant
Preterite
I mordanted
you mordanted
he/she/it mordanted
we mordanted
you mordanted
they mordanted
Present Continuous
I am mordanting
you are mordanting
he/she/it is mordanting
we are mordanting
you are mordanting
they are mordanting
Present Perfect
I have mordanted
you have mordanted
he/she/it has mordanted
we have mordanted
you have mordanted
they have mordanted
Past Continuous
I was mordanting
you were mordanting
he/she/it was mordanting
we were mordanting
you were mordanting
they were mordanting
Past Perfect
I had mordanted
you had mordanted
he/she/it had mordanted
we had mordanted
you had mordanted
they had mordanted
Future
I will mordant
you will mordant
he/she/it will mordant
we will mordant
you will mordant
they will mordant
Future Perfect
I will have mordanted
you will have mordanted
he/she/it will have mordanted
we will have mordanted
you will have mordanted
they will have mordanted
Future Continuous
I will be mordanting
you will be mordanting
he/she/it will be mordanting
we will be mordanting
you will be mordanting
they will be mordanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mordanting
you have been mordanting
he/she/it has been mordanting
we have been mordanting
you have been mordanting
they have been mordanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mordanting
you will have been mordanting
he/she/it will have been mordanting
we will have been mordanting
you will have been mordanting
they will have been mordanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mordanting
you had been mordanting
he/she/it had been mordanting
we had been mordanting
you had been mordanting
they had been mordanting
Conditional
I would mordant
you would mordant
he/she/it would mordant
we would mordant
you would mordant
they would mordant
Past Conditional
I would have mordanted
you would have mordanted
he/she/it would have mordanted
we would have mordanted
you would have mordanted
they would have mordanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mordant - a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
chrome alum - a violet-colored salt used in hide tanning and as a mordant in dyeing
antimony potassium tartrate, tartar emetic - a poisonous colorless salt used as a mordant and in medicine
coloring material, colour, colouring material, color - any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"
sodium bichromate, sodium dichromate - a red-orange salt used as a mordant
Adj.1.mordant - harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
2.mordant - of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

mordant

mordant

adjective
Translations
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매염매염제신랄한

mordant

[ˈmɔːdənt] ADJmordaz

mordant

[ˈmɔːrdənt] adj (= caustic) → mordant(e)

mordant

adjbeißend, ätzend

mordant

[ˈmɔːdənt] adj (frm) (wit, humour) → mordace