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mordant
     1. adj. Having or showing a sharp or critical quality
     2. adj. Serving to fix a dye to a fibre.
     3. 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.
     4. n. Any corrosive substance used in etching.
     5. n. A glutinous size used as a ground for gilding, to make the gold leaf adhere.
     6. v. To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant.
           Mordant these goods for dyeing.


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