fixative
noun Date: circa 1859 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

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  • fixative — ► NOUN ▪ a substance used to fix, protect, or stabilize something. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a substance) used as a fixative …   English terms dictionary

  • Fixative — Fix a*tive, n. That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fixative — fixative. См. фиксатор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Fixative — Fixative, s. Zeichnen, technisches …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Fixative — Fixatīve, Mittel, welche Zeichnungen in Blei, Kohle, Kreide unverwischbar machen, wie franz. Lack, Rindergalle, magere Milch, schwarzer Kaffee, die durch einen Zerstäuber (Fixateur, spr. töhr) aufgetragen werden; auch genügt (für geleimtes… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • fixative — 1640s (adj.), from FIX (Cf. fix) (v.) + ative, suffix meaning “of or related to; tending to” (from L. ativus). As a noun, from 1870 …   Etymology dictionary

  • fixative —  Fixative  Фиксатор   Химическое вещество, например, формальдегид или тетраоксид осмия, используемое для фиксации клеток с целью их последующего микроскопического изучения. Образцы, обработанные таким реагентом, считаются фиксированными, а… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • fixative — [fik′sə tiv] adj. [ FIX + ATIVE] that is able or tends to make permanent, prevent fading, etc. n. a substance that makes something permanent, prevents fading, etc., as a mordant or a preservative used in microscopy …   English World dictionary

  • Fixative — A fixative is a stabilizing or preservative agent:*Fixative (drawing) *Fixation (histology), a solution used to preserve or harden fresh tissue of cell specimens for microscopic examination. *Fixative (perfumery) *embalming chemicals …   Wikipedia

  • fixative — UK [ˈfɪksətɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms fixative : singular fixative plural fixatives 1) a chemical that is used for keeping the colours of a photograph, painting, cloth etc from changing 2) a type of glue …   English dictionary

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