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  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.
  2. Any corrosive substance used in etching.
  3. A glutinous size used as a ground for gilding, to make the gold leaf adhere.


  1. Serving to fix a dye to a fibre.
  2. Having or showing a sharp or critical quality.


  1. To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant.

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