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English definition of “fixative”


noun [C or U]     /ˈfɪk.sə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
a substance that holds something in position: a fixative for denturesGlues and gluing and stickiness a chemical used to treat photographic material in order to preserve its colourPhotography
(Definition of fixative noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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