Definitions for mordant

Definitions for (noun) mordant

Main entry: mordant

Definition: a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process

Definitions for (adj) mordant

Main entry: caustic, vitriolic, erosive, corrosive, mordant

Definition: of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

Main entry: mordant, black, grim

Definition: harshly ironic or sinister

Usage: black humor; a grim joke; grim laughter; fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

Visual thesaurus for mordant