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Definition of Mordant

Mordant
Mordant Mor"dant, a. [F., p. pr. of mordere to bite; L. mordere. See Morsel.] 1. Biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe. 2. (Dyeing & Calico Printing) Serving to fix colors.
Mordant
Mordant Mor"dant, n. [F., originally, biting.] 1. Any corroding substance used in etching. 2. (Dyeing & Calico Printing) Any substance, as alum or copperas, which, having a twofold attraction for organic fibers and coloring matter, serves as a bond of union, and thus gives fixity to, or bites in, the dyes. 3. (Gilding) Any sticky matter by which the gold leaf is made to adhere.
Mordant
Mordant Mor"dant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mordanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Mordanting.] To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant; as, to mordant goods for dyeing.

Meaning of Mordant from wikipedia

- A mordant or dye fixative is a substance used to set (i.e., bind) dyes on fabrics. It does this by forming a coordination complex with the dye, which...
- Look up mordant in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A mordant is a substance used to bond dyes on to a material. Mordant also may refer to: Mordant, mixed...
- color. Dye is generally applied in an aqueous solution and may require a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fiber. The majority of natural...
- Simon Mordant AO is an Australian-based investment banker, art collector, and philanthropist. He started his career as an investment banker, before specializing...
- Mordant's Need is a fantasy two-part book series by American writer Stephen R. Donaldson, comprising the novels The Mirror of Her Dreams (1986) and A...
- Eugène Mordant (23 July 1885 in Châteauneuf-la-Forêt–8 September 1959) was a French lieutenant-general in the Second World War. The son of a policeman...
- usually copper, zinc, steel, or aluminium. The ground resists the acid or mordant which is used for etching, protecting areas of the metal plate. Grounds...
- iron(III) acetates that are used in dyeing. Ferrous acetate is used as a mordant by the dye industry. Ebonizing wood is one such process. Weber, Birgit;...
- Penelope Mary Mordaunt (/ˈmɔːrdənt/; born 4 March 1973) is a British politician who has served as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of...
- Edwin Mordant (December 22, 1868 - February 16, 1942) was an actor on stage and in films in the United States. He appeared in numerous shows between 1901...