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mordant meaning and definition

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Definition of mordant (noun)

  1. a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process

MORDANT adjective

Definition of mordant (adjective)

  1. harshly ironic or sinister
    • "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
    • synonyms: black, grim
  2. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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