stop bath


: an acid bath used to check photographic development of a negative or print

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stop bath was in 1898

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“Stop bath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

stop bath

: an acid bath used to stop the development of a photographic negative or print
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