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Meaning of FIXATIVE

Pronunciation:  'fiksutiv

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Fix"a*tive\, n.
That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a

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