|1.||sarcastic or caustic|
|2.||having the properties of a mordant|
|4.||See also lake a substance used before the application of a dye, possessing the ability to fix colours in textiles, leather, etc|
|5.||an acid or other corrosive fluid used to etch lines on a printing plate|
|6.||(tr) to treat (a fabric, yarn, etc) with a mordant|
|[C15: from Old French: biting, from mordre to bite, from Latin mordēre]|
mordant mor·dant (môr'dnt)
Serving to fix colors in dyeing. n.
A reagent, such as tannic acid, that fixes dyes to cells, tissues, or other materials. v. mor·dant·ed, mor·dant·ing, mor·dants
To treat with a mordant.