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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mor·dant /ˈmɔrdṇt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mor·dant /ˈmɔrdṇt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·dant a.
 1. Biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.
 2. Dyeing & Calico Printing Serving to fix colors.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·dant, n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke";
            "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning
            ... to savage mordant wit" [syn: black, grim]
      n : a substance used to treat leather or other materials before
          dyeing; aids in dyeing process