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Word: mordant

Definition: biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit


Sentences Containing 'mordant'

The color which is fixed on the fabric as a result of chemical action between mordant and dye is frequently very different from that of the dye itself.
Moreover, since the color acquired depends upon the mordant as well as upon the dye, it is often possible to obtain a wide range of colors by varying the mordant used, the dye remaining the same.
For example, with alum and oxalic acid as a mordant and logwood as a dye, blue is obtained; but with a mordant of ferric sulphate and a dye of logwood, blacks and grays result.

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