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Meaning of FIXATIVE

Pronunciation:  'fiksutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
  2. [n]  a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
 

FIXATIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: fixer, fixing agent, varnish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fix"a*tive\, n.
That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a
mordant.

 
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