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〔 ˋmɒrdNt 〕


〔 ˊmɒːdәnt 〕

Overview of noun mordant

The noun mordant has 1 sense

  • mordant -- (a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process)

Overview of adj mordant

The adj mordant has 2 senses

  • black, grim, mordant -- (harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit")

  • caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant -- (of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action)