mordicant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mordicans, p.pr. of mordicare (to bite), from mordere. Compare French mordicant.

Adjective[edit]

mordicant (comparative more mordicant, superlative most mordicant)

  1. biting; acrid
    the mordicant quality of a body
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mordicant in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)