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noun 
  1. Any substance used to facilitate the fixing of a dye to a fibre; usually a metallic compound which reacts with the dye using chelation.
verb 
  1. (pos_vt) To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant.
mordant goods for dyeing
adjective 
  1. Biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.
  2. Serving to fix colors when dyeing.
    • 1964, In dyeing two mediums are required, the colouring matter and the which fixes the dye in the wool. — L.F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, p. 208.

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