fixative

Definitions:

  • Something that fixes, protects, or preserves, especially.
  • A liquid preservative applied to artwork, such as watercolor paintings or charcoal drawings.
  • A solution used to preserve and harden fresh tissue for microscopic examination.
  • A liquid mixed with perfume to prevent rapid evaporation.
  • Serving to fix, or make fixed or stable: as, a <em>fixative</em> substance or process.
  • Anything which serves to render fixed or stable, as a mordant with reference to colors; specifically, a weak solution of shellac in alcohol applied to charcoal and crayon drawings with an atomizer to fix them and prevent them from being rubbed.
  • In perfumery, a substance used to detain from too speedy evaporation a highly volatile ingredient of agreeable odor. The substance so used may itself be inodorous or may contribute to the blended odor of the mixed perfume.
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  • That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.
  • A substance that <xref>fixes</xref>, <xref>protects</xref>, or <xref>preserves</xref>.
  • Serving to <xref>fix</xref> or <xref>bind</xref>.
  • a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
  • a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
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