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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
julmapisteliäspuretinpureva
매염매염제신랄한

mordant

[ˈmɔːdənt] ADJmordaz

mordant

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

mordant

adjbeißend, ätzend

mordant

[ˈmɔːdənt] adj (frm) (wit, humour) → mordace
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Repeat baths of myrobalan and buffalo milk, followed by hanging out in the sun, are essential for the mordanted zones of decoration intended to be dyed intense red, or other reddish tones.
When a fibre is mordanted with alum, it forms a strong chemical bond with alizarin, the main red component of madder dyes, as recent precise chemical analyses have proved.
Wool fabric treated with preliminary scouring was mordanted with different mordants separately prior to dyeing under the conditions specified in the TABLE-1.