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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging; A compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study.

Usage examples (36)
  • Patchouli is what is known as a fixative in perfumery.
  • None of it sets up hard until you apply the fixative.
  • Absolute alcohol as a fixative, 82 as an antiseptic, 27
  • Why do you use Matte Medium instead of a spray fixative? for more
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