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Definitions of mordant:

part of speech: adjective

Having power to fix colors; sarcastic; biting.

part of speech: noun

A substance that serves to fix certain colors in dyeing; a substance to make gold leaf stick; a substance that eats into a surface.

part of speech: noun

Any substance employed to fix and give permanency or brilliancy to the colour produced by dye- stuffs; any adhesive matter by which gold- leaf is made to adhere.

part of speech: adjective

Serving to fix colours; biting; caustic.

part of speech: adjective

Biting into: serving to fix colors.

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