mordant (92 synonym found)

Sort mordant by:    Alphabetically | Length | Random | Definition



Build a responsive website in minutes.
Definition of mordant:

(adj) : biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe; serving to fix colors when dyeing
"1964, In dyeing two mediums are required, the colouring matter and the mordant which fixes the dye in the wool. — L.F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, p. 208."
(n) : any substance used to facilitate the fixing of a dye to a fibre; usually a metallic compound which reacts with the dye using chelation
(v) : to subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant
"mordant goods for dyeing"
History
This word has been
viewed 2,494 times.








Related searches
for mordant:



Most Recent


Most Popular



Definition of mordant:

(adj) : biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe; serving to fix colors when dyeing
"1964, In dyeing two mediums are required, the colouring matter and the mordant which fixes the dye in the wool. — L.F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, p. 208."
(n) : any substance used to facilitate the fixing of a dye to a fibre; usually a metallic compound which reacts with the dye using chelation
(v) : to subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant
"mordant goods for dyeing"

Back to Top