Fixative meaning

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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.
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That is able or tends to make permanent, prevent fading, etc.
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A substance that makes something permanent, prevents fading, etc., as a mordant or a preservative used in microscopy.
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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.
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A substance that fixes, protects, or preserves.
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Serving to fix or bind.
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