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fixative

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noun fix·a·tive \ˈfik-sə-tiv\

Definition of fixative

  1. :  something that fixes or sets: as a :  a substance added to a perfume especially to prevent too rapid evaporation b :  a substance used to fix living tissue c :  a varnish used especially for the protection of drawings (as in pastel or charcoal)

fixative adjective


Circa 1859

First Known Use of fixative

circa 1859


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fixative

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noun fix·a·tive \ˈfik-sət-iv\

Medical Definition of fixative

  1. :  a substance used to fix living tissue




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